Which statement best describes the paradox in this excerpt? The author acknowledges that civilians should not suffer, but states that the civilians must retreat. The author suggests that the administrators in Washington are busy making polices while overlooking the need to end the war.
In “Excerpt from The Harvest Gypsies”, Steinbeck details the lives of migrant workers and their struggles finding work in his unpretentious, but eloquently descriptive prose. Ask students to use the article to describe the characteristics of Californian migrant work, as well as characteristics of Steinbeck’s writing.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair."