The Birthday Boy Asked at the Northridge Mall in Salinas By Michelle Caldwell
Thursday, February 21, 2002
Follow Up: What do you think the title Grapes of Wrath is supposed to mean?
Dental Assistant and Student/Salinas
A: He''d wish there was better entertainment here in Salinas. He''d also wish he could live longer so he could write more books. And then he''d wish for a better Salinas community--nicer, not so trashy.
Fruits of Labor? I think it was about the hardships of making wine.
A: Definitely world peace. Oh, and a pool hall in Old Town. And he''d wish that people would spend less time watching television and more time reading. Oh, and a pool hall.
Wrathful Life? I think he meant the difficulties of agricultural life.
A: Didn''t he write The Pearl? That was required reading for me in school, and I didn''t like that one. So I think he''d wish more people were reading his books. Don''t you have any questions in there about Britney Spears? Her birthday was in December.
Ingrates of Wrap? I guess the title means people being wrapped up in themselves.