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    motive for retiring is due to, his belief in human sanctity, and the unification of everyone. Even more, he declares his reason for his behavior is due to his unreligious, impious belief, and current mind set. Therefore, he can no longer hold a church anymore, for the reason being that he no longer believes in the Holy Spirit which relates to God, and Jesus. Not to mention, he denies that he loves Jesus, but loves people, being that he deeply believes that everyone has a human spirit, and everyone is unified with it. Previously, Joad has recently arrived to the location the truck driver had dropped him off. Subsequently, he walked toward an old willow tree in order to find shade from the bright sun, as he approached the tree he encountered someone laying down nearby. He met a familiar former preacher named Casy. Initially, they were chatting about their lives, secondly Casy was talking about how Joad was when he was a kid. Lastly, Casy was explaining to Joad his motive for becoming a retired Preacher being, that he was extremely religious, and has now changed his ways of thinking, and living.The driver of the tractor is in an extremely difficult situation, due to he has to betray his own people in order to maintain his family. Not to mention, the situation being that the soil is in an atrocious state, and they need to harvest crops rapidly in order to gain revenue. Therefore, the only way this can occur is by the use of a tractor, which is taking away the job of twenty…

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    This individual had to sit passively to the idea and let the world take its course before taking on this new role. The person being the dear Rose of Sharon. Rose of Sharon is an interesting character who seems to be very full of herself and sassy. Though Tom Joad is very much the same, so It could be a thing that runs along in the family. Some do not like her character that much because even when the Joad find themselves in the worst of a situation she finds a way to bring things around her own…

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    John Steinbeck uses diction and detail to reveal Tom Joad’s character by giving his readers an image of Tom going up to a truck driver and manipulating him to get a ride, even if it causes the truck driver to lose his job and John gives his readers that image through his word choices he used to describe the scene of Tom and the truck driver. John was able to reveal Tom’s selfish actions through his word choices that gives his readers an insight of Tom’s true self. John uses the third person…

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    The Metamorphosis of Tom Joad A character that demonstrates a transformation in John Steinbeck's book, The Grapes of Wrath is Tom Joad. Tom Joad is the protagonist of this story, his growth throughout the novel is important for his family and their journey. Tom Joads belief system by the end of the novel contrasts with his in the beginning of their journey. Tom is first portrayed as a very negative character but throughout the book begins to gain a more positive ora. Tom’s change reflects on…

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    The killers of the crops and economy, the Dust Bowl and Great Depression carry the hardships of the itinerant farmers, uprooting them West. In The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck captures the need of strength of the American migrant families to face their depressing reality. Throughout the novel, Tom Joad develops into the speaker for the American movement as he learns the importance of unity through Jim Casy. At the beginning of the novel, Tom Joad represents an individualist, but eventually…

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    John Steinbeck’s protagonist Tom Joad acts as a prime example of a flawed and naturally human character in The Grapes of Wrath. Throughout the novel, Tom faces massive character growth as he sheds his “carpe diem” lifestyle and takes on a concern for humanity. This change displays the growth in Tom’s leadership abilities and his ability to nurture the strength of his family. Tom’s actions and reactions throughout the course of the novel build off of one another, as he undergoes both a physical…

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    of Wrath, the Joads utilize their collective skills as a family to neutralize the crippling discrimination and societal issues they face. Each member specifically donates effort to the journey to California and learns from what their predecessor teaches them, exemplifying how the unity of the family positively affects future generations. The roles that they play in their family determine the ways they resolve the problems they face. Being a unit during the journey aids every member in the family…

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    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is a novel in which shows about how families had to migrate during the Great Depression because they didn't have enough money to survive in their farms. The novel focuses on all the things that are happening to the Joad family, but in particular to Tom because he was the one who was again in charge of his family and took a huge change from how his life previously was. Tom Joad is the main character who developed the most because he is the one that went…

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    is right and accept persecution if no one else is like-minded or do they conform to popular beliefs despite their own principles? The central theme of these two books, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, is unquestionably law versus morality. There were several instances in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn where Huck Finn faced the difficult decision of whether or not to do the right thing. For example, it was unlawful for Huck to help a…

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    "They 's lots a things 'gainst the law that we can 't he 'p doin" (Steinbeck 571). In John Steinbeck 's The Grapes of Wrath, the hardships that migrant farmers faced during the Great Depression are portrayed by the fictional Joad family. While traveling with his relatives, Tom Joad tries to put his past crimes behind him but ends up getting into situations where the law comes into question. Similarly, Huck in Mark Twain 's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn breaks the law by helping a runaway…

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