Character Analysis Of Tom Joad In The Grapes Of Wrath

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In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Tom Joad, the main character, goes back to his family’s farm after being convicted for manslaughter. When he gets there with Jim Casy, he finds out everyone in the area got tractored off. His old neighbor tells him that most people. including the Joads, went to California looking for jobs. He heads to uncle John’s with Jim and meets Ma and Pa while they are packing. They believe fruit picking jobs in California is their only hope. While the Joads travel the long road to California, Grandpa Joad dies. They hear rumors of a bad job market, but they continue on. During their first days, Grandma Joad dies and the Joads struggle to find jobs and food. Then Noah and Connie leave the family. While in a camp

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