In his book, Steinbeck, in the context of the Great Depression portrayed Highway 66 as the route of flight and despair. In the context it was understandable since the road was indeed mostly borrowed by ruined Oakies.y. All that the Depression had driven from their homes. Yet the 66 road has not always had the same image. This road, at the beginning, was Emphasizing the technological achievement which was the car and it was also , the symbol of freedom and mobility. As it was the major road route from the United States, it has allowed the development around it for thousands of businesses (motels, cafes, service stations ...) then She was dubbed "Main Street of America" (Great Street of America), or "Mother Road" after the words of the writer John Steinbeck in his book the Grapes of Wrath.
In this novel, Steinbeck dedicate a chapter to the Road 66. This road has a great place in the novel, and also in the film whiche was based on the famous novel.
Indeed, The Joad borrow Route 66 to go west, when the