But a horde of tattered, feverish Americans poured in and took over the land. She becomes severely ill on the journey to California, and dies not long after her family reaches the state. They decide to slaughter the pigs to have meat for their trip. A government-run camp proves much more hospitable to the Joads, and the family soon finds many friends and a bit of work. Nineteen years old and naïve, he is overwhelmed by marriage and impending fatherhood; he abandons his wife shortly after they arrive in California.
This character has been subjected to continuous torture by the police, a process which has driven him insane. If the migrants were to settle down, they could vote and exercise political power. Granpa Joad Granpa is a colorful old character — earthy, lecherous, and full of life. Her given name is never learned; it is suggested that her maiden name was Hazlett. He has not eaten for days, giving whatever food he had to his son. Sairy Wilson Sairy and her family aid the Joads when Grampa Joad has a stroke; the Wilsons then decide to continue with the Joads on the way to California, since the two families can help each other during the journey.
The book was noted for Steinbeck's passionate depiction of the plight of the poor, and many of his contemporaries attacked his social and political views. Having seen handbills advertising fruit-picking jobs in California, they envision the trip to California as their only hope of getting their lives back on track. In preparation for writing his novels, Steinbeck would often travel with people about whom he was going to write. Viking Penguin, a Division of Penguin Books. New York, 2007 , p. John Steinbeck: The Voice of the Land. In makeshift camps, they hear many stories from others, some returning from California, and the group worries about lessening prospects.
Interpretation When the family leaves for California, Noah remains by the river where he will live and fish. Tom returns to the tent after the police leave, and feels glad that he wasn't there; he admits that he would have hit the cops. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage. They drive through Barstow and up over the mountains. As I said the girl had been selfish and bad tempered throughout the book. Pa becomes a broken man upon losing his livelihood and means of supporting his family, forcing Ma to assume leadership.
Jessie Bullitt Jessie is the head of the Ladies Committee at Weedpatch; she gives Ma Joad a tour of the facilities. In return, Al fixes their car, and the two families decide to travel to California together. Once again Ma takes charge, ordering the Jehovites to leave her family alone. What is more, like Christ Casy also went into the wilderness for intense prayer before returning to society. The Grapes of Wrath is frquently read in American high school and college literature classes. By publishing these experiences and trials of the migrants he achieved an effect that won him the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. When the Joad family prepares to leave Oklahoma for California, they slaughter their pigs.
One of them is the final scene of the novel with Rose of Sharon. Later on, Tom takes leadership of the family even though he is young. Unlike Connie's actions, his behavior is spurred by a heavy sense of guilt rather than a lack of concern for the others. Noah Joad The eldest Joad son is quiet and strange, but not retarded, as he would seem at first glance. In Steinbeck's book the Grapes of Wrath the title can be interpreted in many ways.
Conclusion 4 Works Cited 1. Doylist perspective can be found , , and in the dictionary definitions of the. When Tom calls Noah crazy, Noah explains that he will get some fishing line and that he will be able to catch fish and eat. Hence, Grampa Joad is soon to die after leaving his home, a home he did not intend to leave behind. Hence, Casy withdraws himself for four years from the public in order to develop his religious beliefs and his commitment to humanity. As the Joads arrive at the fertile San Joaquin Valley they seem to have indeed discovered the Promised Land: They drove through Tehachapi in the morning glow, and the sun came up behind them, and then — suddenly they saw the great valley below them.
He then voices his intention of being different from the other Joads and to lead a life of his own. Their communal way of life is amplified in scope at the government camp at Weedpatch. Therefore, The Grapes of Wrath shows both elements from the Old and the New Testament. One of these performances was filmed and shown on the following year. Another example of Noah's insight is when he notices that he is not overly upset about his grandfather's death.