Storywriting - Tortilla Curtain

The Ghost of Tom Joad
by Bruce Springsteen


Here´s what you have to do:

In 1995 Bruce Springsteen published an album called "The Ghost of Tom Joad", based on John Steinbeck`s novel "The Grapes of Wrath". Tom Joad, the protagonist, tries to make a living in California which turns out to be rather difficult. In some ways his life and its difficulties can be compared to the problems Candido and América and many other Hispanic immigrants experience in California.

Choose one of the songs, read the lyrics and turn it into a Short Story. The song should just be the basic idea for a story, you don`t have to stick to it too closely. You can also make a picture story if you want to!
Here you can listen to parts of the songs.

The Ghost of Tom Joad

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