Summary Of Steinbeck's "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 John, Al, Ma, and Tom who has just got
out of jail brings along a former preacher Jim Casey. They buy a used
truck and pile their belongings on to it. At the last minute Grandpa Joad
refuses to go, the family ...

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so low
it is hard for them to even pay for food. Because of the current financial
state of the family they have to settle for living in squalid camps which
are called Hoovervilles. Tom gets into a fight at one of the camps with an
abusive deputy. The sheriff soon comes to arrest Tom, but Casey offers to
go in his place. The family soon finds a nice camp which is government run,
but they cannot find jobs that are nearby. Sine they can't find jobs the
move to a peach-growing area where pickers are needed. When they drive
into the Hooper Ranch to get a job, they see an angry group of people at
the gate. Tim finds out that night that the people are a group of workers
who are on strike and that his friend Casey is the strike leader. Casey
convinces Tom that the working class people must all stick together. Casey
doesn't stick together to long, a group of thugs hired murderers. Tom has
an identifying mark, a gashed face from trying to kill the thugs. The
family must leave the ...

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