In every culture values, norms and lifestyles differentiate. However, there’s one aspect of every society that does not differ greatly, the importance of family. The role of family is important in every society because it is the main foundation and structure of society itself. John Steinbeck’s novel “Grapes of Wrath”, expresses the significance of family very strongly and delivers an unbelievably stunning story from a family viewpoint of life struggle the migrants went trough when forced of off their land. I have experienced a similar situation where my family was forced to leave our part of the land in Bosnia, and there was nothing left we had after we left the country, but the family. From this experience, it was easy to understand the importance of Steinbeck’s family the Joad’s who were on a journey for the better life. The role of family plays a very important role in “Grapes of Wrath”, showing the passage of the inner family to a construction of family of families, the society.