The Grapes of Wrath: Test 2 preview. Noah asks Tom to convey his decision to Ma, knowing that she will be upset if he tells her himself. A little later, a man in a business suit arrives in a Chevrolet coupe. The children tell the Joads about Weedpatch, a government camp that is nearby, a place where the cops cannot push people around and where there is good drinking water. Ma tells them that Granma is really sick and to please let them go, so that they can find a doctor. Floyd then points out even more of the dirty tactics that the contractor is using, such as bringing along a cop.
Casy says that the people without organization are like an army without a harness. The Wilsons decide to remain even if they face arrest, since Sairy is sick and needs more time to recuperate. Grapes of Wrath Chapter 19 Greedy Americans took California from the Mexicans. If Tom is labeled an agitator, he will be prevented from getting work from anybody. The two women take this opportunity to get some sleep as well. Tom and Casy offer to stay behind to repair it, but Ma refuses to go on without them. Analysis: The arrival in California is anticlimactic at best.
Rose of Sharon wonders where Connie has gone. A human being wouldn't live like they do. When they cross into the valley, Ma reports that Granma has been dead since before the inspection. Al stops the truck, and the family piles out to look at California. The Joad family loses yet another member once it reaches California, when Noah decides to leave. She says she explained to Granma that the family had to get across, and that she could be buried in California.
A crop raised - why, that makes ownership. The cop forces Floyd into the car and says that the Board of Health might want to shut down the camp. Tom argues with him but then lets him leave. Pa wants to hear more. Yet Uncle John now gives the family the five in exchange for two, which is enough money for him.
She comes asking Ma for permission to hold a meeting. Tehachapi mountain just east of Bakersfield. Noah follows Tom into the brush and tells him that he won't be going on to California with the family. Ma fights against this destruction, defending her clan against mounting intrusions and circumstances. At the same time, she starts to think that people in California might don't them and shove them off. A gas attendant that fuels them up warns them crossing the desert in their shaky jalopy is a risky proposition. They still face a great obstacle, however, as the desert lies between them and the lush valleys they have been expecting.
Unlike Connie's actions, his behavior is spurred by a heavy sense of guilt rather than a lack of concern for the others. Then says he and his wife cannot go because she is too weak to cross the desert. He encounters a little boy playing in the water. An' then things ain't so lonely anymore. This allows their land to be taken.
The checkpoint guards hassle the family, but back down when they see how bad Granma looks, and they let the car through. If they have no permanent residence, they cannot organize and threaten the ruling business elites. She will be forced to replace her immediate family with a world family, one that includes the entire community. She couldn't help Granma because she knew the family had to get across the desert. When they reach the California border, they encounter one last problem.
Yet the fight is not as dramatic as one might predict: Tom does little more than trip the deputy, while Casy knocks the man unconscious. GradeSaver, 19 August 2014 Web. He's going to follow the river and fish. As the sun begins to rise, they see the California 'vineyards, the orchards, the great flat valley. So, they squatted on it until they owned it, and they worked it until they were safe from want.
Al goes around looking for girls, and brags about how Tom killed a man. The families decide to rest at a temporary camp on the river in Needles. It is an officer wondering who they are and why they are here. While bathing in the cool, refreshing river, the Joad men and Casy converse with a man and his son who are leaving California. They still must journey farther to reach the orange groves.
He tells Tom to tell. Also he believes that everyone has sin caused by their self-consciousness and he should not feel upset by it. But the cycle continues, and those who were once hungry themselves become wealthier, crueler, and complacent. We have more in the mind than enters it through the senses. This experience will stay with Ma.