The Grapes of Wrath vs  National Lampoon’s Vacation
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The Grapes of Wrath vs National Lampoon’s Vacation


The parallels between “The Grapes of Wrath” and National Lampoon’s “Vacation” What does the literary classic “The Grapes of Wrath” have to do with National Lampoon’s Vacation? EVERYTHING! They both focus on a family from the Midwest who decides to travel to the promised land California The Joads Need Jobs The Griswolds Want to Visit Wallyworld Both families experience numerous hardships along the way Both families have an old woman die And both families abandon the woman’s corpse rather than burying it When they reach the promised land both families are bitterly disappointed For the Joads, the promised jobs don’t exist For the Griswolds, Wally World is closed for repairs Both families then have a run-in with law enforcement Tom Joad kills a cop while Clark Griswold takes a security guard hostage Mind Blown!

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