A man and his son who is going back home and telling of the deplorable conditions in California join them. Grapes of Wrath is a period piece about an Oklahoma family who struggles to recover from the damage the Dust Bowl caused to their lives by moving west to California. Unfortunately, what awaits them in California is not much brighter. Soon the earth crusted and clouds of dust surrounded all moving objects. The men go to take a bath in the river. The Joad family is one of these families, but they have the additional problem of Tom's probation. Chapter Fourteen: The Western States are nervous about several new factors, including widening government influence, growing labor unity, and strikes.
He wears new clothes that don't quite fit. A red ant climbs up on the folds of loose skin on Granma's neck. One of the main characters, Ma, shows with great strength the concept of home is not a dwelling or place where you live, but a state of mind. The driver notices his passenger's calloused hands and says he must be used to hard labor. At its end, the women secretly look at the men for their reaction and are relieved when they see that the men retain an unbroken spirit. Notes This chapter again contains a note of foreboding that California will not fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the Joads. When they reach the next stop, however, Ma says that Granma is all right and does not need a doctor.
The tractor driver does his job out of simple necessity: he has to feed his kids, even if doing so comes at the expense of dozens of families. Yet the women and children know that no misfortune would be too great to bear if their men were whole, but the men themselves have not yet figured out what to do. Leaders emerge, generally the wise elders. This theme, too, will be examined in detail in the narrative chapters. The metaphors showed, in detail, how the monsters destroyed their lives.
The truck driver immediately realizes Tom's recent circumstances; his probing questions, as Tom realizes, are meant to elicit a more particular confession of the crime Tom committed. The journalist implies that Bigger needs to be killed because he does not belong in civilized white society. These men work carefully and endlessly to perfect the seed, theroots. Tom's family is living with his Uncle John, until they make enough money chopping cotton to buy a car and move to California. Sandry, a religious fanatic that warns her about the dangers of dancing, singing, and play acting that go on at the camp. Ma reveals that Granma has died early in the night; she did not tell anybody because she wanted the family to get across safely.
No further distribution without written consent. He doesn't say how many men he needs or how much they will earn. Eventually, the turtle rights itself, crawls down the embankment, and continues on its way. While the other characters expect little more from California than meager survival, Rose of Sharon hopes to live the traditional American dream. For her part, Mae eventually sells the family candy for reduced prices. Finally, he realized that perhaps what he was doing wasn't a sin; perhaps, according to Casy, there isn't really sin or virtue, simply things that people do. The two men decide to walk together to Tom's parents' house.
The story of how Tom's family obtained their house further demonstrates his family's desperation to establish property and security; they were forced to literally take their home from someone else. Rosasharn goes into labor early, possibly because she is so ill. He is defensive and combative, consistently worried that others will blame him for problems with the car. Noah's departure foreshadows the fact that as economic and physical hardships increase, the family as a unit will be unable to bear the pressure and break down. The rains come to the boxcars and fill the stream which the boxcars sit by.
Both families are very happy about the news, but Ma has told Al he cannot leave the family until spring. Downloadable version available as well through PinkMonkey store. The suggestion of unity and human dignity in the huddled circle of men will be developed in the narrative. And there are the men of chemistry who spray the trees against pests, who sulphur the grapes, who cut out disease and rots, mildews and sicknesses. The people in California are scared stiff because they know that the migrants are desperate for work and will do anything to get it. The proprietor of the campground suspects that the ragged man is trying to stir up trouble.
Summary After early May, no more rain came to the red and gray country of Oklahoma. Yet part of this compassion stems from impatience. The two of them stay with the car while the family goes ahead. The reason for this shift in tone is because the starving people are angry because there is an over abundance of food that is just being wasted. Beginning in the month of May, a drought damages the cornfields of Oklahoma. Outside, a man walks toward the restaurant from the highway.
Instilling that humans cry at the same things. The sheriff deputizes more men and orders more guns. He would rather starve with his own folks back home than with people who hate him. GradeSaver, 19 August 2014 Web. Animals may seem like cannon fodder to the people who produce sustenance, but personally, I think animals are much more than that.
Those who refuse to leave, like Muley Graves for instance, will seal their fates and will lose their future. The Joads build a platform to put their possessions on because the water is now coming into the boxcar. Chapter 1 is the first of the so-called intercalary chapters, inserted between the narrative chapters, which are generalized accounts of the social, economic, and historical situations that shape the events of the novel. Ma suggests that they wait until Sairy gets well and then continue together; but Mr. His life is a lonely one, because his company does not allow the men to have a radio or riders in the truck with them.