Afraid that they will be arrested for trespassing, they hide, though Tom balks at the idea of hiding from the police on his own farm. For the character of Grampa, the land is more important to him than his family, and he only leaves after being drugged and who dies shortly after leaving, the trip being too difficult and the separation being too much to bear as if he were a plant improperly picked form the soil.
Because of Casy he has even transcended Ma and is able to think beyond his own immediate family. During the journey, the farmers and their families become migrant people or even refugeeshaving lost their land and means of identity His sympathies clearly lie with the farmers, and his descriptive eye follows these sympathies.
Chapter 4 As Tom plods along the dusty road, he notices a turtle. Although Tom Joad has spent four years in prison, he soon emerges as a kind of moral authority in the book.
The entire family has gone to work picking cotton in hopes of earning enough money to buy a car and make the journey to California. Although subtle, the most intriguing link between these two novels is Steinbecks infatuation with the human soul. Tom gives the old preacher a drink from his flask of liquor, and Casy tells Tom how he decided to stop preaching.
They are people of the land, and their failures and hardships are not the results of poor character. Steinbeck paints a picture of a hot, dry summer that is plagued by dust storms.
He delves deep into the human heart and pulls forth very strong emotions such as devotion, compassion and sympathy. Characters in The Grapes of Wrath When readers are introduced to the Joad family, Steinbeck introduces them favorably.
However, his transformation is not meant to show weakness in him as a character but to show that the difficulties of life as experienced by the working poor who rely on the land are sometimes too overwhelming to even a hard working or dedicated person. His leadership ability stems also from his sense of confidence and sureness of purpose.
And if you can get your ideas heard, the greatest power of all is the power of the people to vote, which is still what makes America one of the greatest countries in the world.
Chapters 4—6 As the novel unfolds, the short, descriptive chapters emerge like a series of thesis statements on the conditions of life in the Dust Bowl. Without a land or place to be, the travelers to California become little communities unto themselves. This book, written inremains an American masterpiece in its portrayal of the dependence on an uncooperative land.
When spring arrives in California, instead of being a time of growth and renewal, Steinbeck uses the metaphor that titles the book to explain the situation between rich and poor farmers. A summary of Chapters 4–6 in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.
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