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The Grapes Of Wrath Essay

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.The Grapes of Wrath began with a man walking in the street alone, with birds “twittering” in Oklahoma. The man just so happened to be Tom Joad. Tom Joad was just released from jail on parole. He caught a ride on a random man’s truck so he could go visit his family. When he arrived at a certain spot, he got out of the truck and told the man what he did to get in jail. The man looked scared and he drove off.
While walking down the road, Tom saw a man sitting down on the grass. The man sitting on the grass was humming and singing. The man was Jim Casy. Once Tom reached him, they spoke to each other and he realized that he was the preacher. Casy told him he used to be a preacher. However, he ...view middle of the document...

Shortly into the trip, grandpa died of a stroke. They buried him along the roadside and left a note. The note stated, “This here is William James Joad, dyed of a stroke, old old man. His folks bured him here becaus they got no money to pay for no funerals. Nobody kilt him. Jus a stroke an he dyed.” They decided to leave the site and continue driving. They stopped at camp overnight. A man at the camp warned them about there not being any jobs in California.
Pa Joad went in a diner of some sort and he asked them about buying a loaf of bread for ten cents. One of the workers told the other one to just give him the loaf and they had a little argument about it. He ended up getting the loaf of bread and two pieces of candy. They then proceeded on the long journey.
On the way, Grandma started missing Grandpa. She would only say, “Grandpa, Grandpa”. They were stopped policemen on their way. Ma Joad told the police officers that they have to get Grandma to the doctor. Ma Joad already knew Grandma was dead. Everyone else thought she was really sick. They let them go and take Grandma to the doctor. Once they reach California, Tom is informed that Grandma has died. Ma Joad looked extremely sad.
At the camp, there were a lot of hungry kids. They were surrounding the fire where they were cooking food. Later, a sheriff tried to arrest a man for something. Tom asked him, “How do you know he did it?” The sheriff kept trying to arrest him. The man started running and the sheriff tried to shoot him. He missed and shot an innocent woman. Tom hit him and the sheriff fell. Casy told Tom he should go before he gets in trouble. Casy took the blame and Tom ran away.
At another camp, they finally found jobs. The wages paid 5 cents an hour. Tom tried to sneak out that night. A sheriff caught him so he walked back but ended up sneaking out again somehow. He found Casy and they left together. They were caught by policeman and one of them hit Casy with a bat. Casy died immediately. Tom tried to hit them and they ended up injuring him. Tom busted his cheek. The Joads family decided to leave so they could protect Tom. They hid him under the mattress in the truck. They ended up getting away with it too.
They moved on to the next camp which was ran by the government. Everybody was shocked about the toilets, showers, no police, school, etc. They worked there so it could pay off their stay. Later, a riot was started. The police tried to break it up but everyone started dancing instead.
The movie ends with Tom talking to his mother. He decided he wanted to leave. He told her he has been thinking about Casy and what he said, what he did and how he died. He pledged to her. He hugged and kissed her for the last time. He said goodbye and left his mother standing there in tears. The remainder of the Joads family left another camp once again. They were talking about the twenty days work they might get. Ma Joad seemed more confident than she was throughout the whole movie....

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