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  • Tom Joad
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    The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath is an eye-opening novel which deals with the struggle for survival of a migrant family of farmers in the western United States. The book opens with a narrative chapter describing Oklahoma, and the overall setting. It sets the mood of an area which has been ravished by harsh weather. "The sun flared down on the growing corn day after day until a line of brown spread along the edge of each green bayonet. The surface of the earth crusted, a thin hard crust, a...
  • Work And Tom And Casy
    885 words
    The Grapes of Wrath The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck was a novel about people that learn that they can achieve more together than they can alone. This book did meet the criteria of Aristotle's 'Poetics'. There were many memorable characters, memorable scenes, a significant theme, and the use of language was very important. The memorable characters were Pa, Ma, Granpa, Granma, Casy, Tom, Al, Noah, Uncle John, the pregnant Rose of Sharon, Connie, Ruthie, and Winfield. The story starts out wh...
  • Ma's Strength
    486 words
    Grapes of Wrath: Summary The book Grapes of Wrath tells about the dust Bowl people's troubles they had coming to California. It tell about the Joad's trip from Oklahoma to California. There are twelve people in the Joad family. The one person that stood out the most between thee family was Ma. Ma's great strength, and smart thinking is what keeps the Joad family together and going. Ma's strong suites are shown through out the book. Nancy Reagan once said, 'A women is like a teabag-only in hot wa...
  • Joad Family
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    Grapes of Wrath Explain how the behavior of the Joadsshows Steinbeck's view of the responsibility of the individual to society as a whole. Chapter 14 made an interesting point. At one point in the chapter it was stated that a farmer lost his farm. As this man's family picks up their belongings and heads west they meet up with another family dealing with a similar situation. Now these two families share a common bond. A brotherhood is forming. This is the catalyst. No longer is it one farmer sayi...
  • Tom And Jeff Majors
    528 words
    The story I read took place mostly at the Battle of Gettysburg. Tom and Jeff Majors had just enrolled in the Confederate army. Tom enrolled as a private and Jeff as a drummer boy. Their dad, Nelson Majors, who had been in the army for quite some time, had just been promoted to Major. Tom and Jeff were appointed to their father's unit. They fought in the Battle of Gettysburg which was the worst battle of the Civil War. The death total for the battle was great. The Union and the Confederates lost ...
  • Tom Between Mattresses On Their Truck
    522 words
    The Grapes of Wrath Synopsis: The Grapes of Wrath is a story about the Joad family and their 1800 mile journey to the supposedly job plentiful California. The family in the beginning of the book were sharecroppers in Oklahoma and were soon thrown off their land by the bank. There had been a long drought and the family were not making enough profit to keep the land. The trip to California begins the Joad family which includes: Grandpa, Pa, Tom, Noah, Rose of Sharon, Ruthie and Winfield, Uncle Joh...
  • Joad Family At Tom's Uncle's House
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    Grapes of Wrath The book, Grapes of Wrath, follows the life of the Joad family, who live in Oklahoma during the Depression. The story begins with the return of Tom Joad from prison, where he has spent the last few years. He killed a boy in a bar fight and is now on parole. He is taken by surprise when he returns to Oklahoma only to find that his house is in ruins and his family is not there. He doesn't know that, while he was gone, the banks forced his family and thousands of others off their la...
  • Tom Joad
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    The Joad family is forced to move to California because of the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, which has made it impossible for them to earn a livelihood through farming. Drought and depression has made it impossible for farmers to grow a substantial amount to live on. As inflation rises and wages drop, a gigantic worker migration heads West in search of Jobs. They have seen notices asking for workers in the western part of the United States, and travel thinking that they will find gainful employment. Howev...
  • Tom
    989 words
    This novel opens on the Shelby plantation somewhere in Kentucky before the Civil War. The Shelby's own numerous slaves all of whom they treat as though they are family. Unfortunately, at the opening of the book it is understood that Mr. Shelby has gotten into some financial difficulties, and the only way out of debt is to sell some of his slaves. He is left no other choice but to sell his most faithful and hardest working slave, Tom, and a little boy named Harry. Mr. Haley, a slave trader comes ...
  • Tom Rath
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    In the movie, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Tom Rath (Gregory Peck) did not exhibit the attributes of William Whyte's organization man. Whyte argued that American business life had abandoned the old virtues of self-reliance in favor of loyalty to the postwar corporation. Corporate life was unfulfilling because its routine and organizational structure robbed men of their identities and the self-fulfillment they previously gained from manual work or jobs in smaller businesses. As the title sug...
  • Next Day Tom And Casey
    510 words
    Tom Joad, strong and young man in his mid-twenties, was hitchhiking back to his home after being released on a parole. He spent four long years in a prison for killing a person. On his way back he met Casey, a former preacher who baptized Tom when he was kid. They had a little drink together and Tom invited him to walk with him to his house. As they arrived there they found the house abandoned and smashed in the corner. Disappointed Tom had no idea what he will do next until he met Muley, a neig...
  • Road To California The Chen Family
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    The Chen family lived on a simple farm in Kansas in the late 1920's; they grew corn and wheat and made a living off that. A few years past and the Stock market had crashed on Black Tuesday, October 24th, 1929 (web). The Great Depression was setting in, and the Dust bowl hit in 1935 (Garraty 57) all across the central part of the United States causing dust to be blown everywhere. This prevented all the farmers to grow crops and thus driving them out of business and going poor. The Chen family los...

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