Annotate the entire Chapter 25 pages 346-349 The spring is beautiful in California. Valleys in which the fruit blossoms are fragrant pink and white waters in a shallow sea. Then the first tendrils of the grapes, swelling from the old gnarled vines, cascade down to cover the trunks. What is the great metaphor presented? Explain the symbolism of the opening lines ... Consider the symbolism of the final paragraph of the chapter … … and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage. Annotate to find the meaning of Steinbeck’s use of Rot, decay and failure. What is the meaning of the chapter? How does this interchapter fit into the book, into the story, the narrative of the Joads. ***Extra credit goes to the first student who sends Mr. Fowler a clean electronic copy of Chapter 25 – If you type it by hand – make sure there are no errors.