Summary: The Grapes Of Wrath

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One Big Soul Prompt: Support the idea that a major theme in this novel is that all men are part of the family of man. In the novel, The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck shows theme through the hardships of the Okies. Even through the hardships they faced on the journey to California, the Joad Family helped give rides and food to other poor migrants. The Joads were also helped buy others also in misfortune. Even though most Okies were low on money and didn’t have space in their cars, they let others in need join them. As Ma says to Casy when he asks if he could go along “Why, we’d be proud to have you” (Steinbeck 101). This shows the Joads would accept a man in need into their family. The Joads accept him because they say it would be good to have a preacher along with them. Later in the story, the Joads come across the Wilsons. The Wilsons help the Joads out and try to save grandpa. In return, the Joads help fix the Wilsons car and Al tells them…show more content…
When the Joads arrive at a government camp, they ask if there’s any room. The camp guard informs them “Got one camp. How many of you” (Steinbeck 314). In the government camp there is no cops and the camp s run by the people in it. The people in the camp treat each other like family. When the Joads first arrive in California at a camp, cops come to the camp and start trouble. As a cop pulls out his gun, Tom trips him and Casy kicks him in the head. Casy is aware that the cop saw Tom trip him and would have him arrested so Casy states “Tom you got to git out”. Tom replies “What about you”. Casy answers “somebody got to take the blame” (Steinbeck 293). This shows Casy that Casy is a christ figure because he is saving Tom and the family from being spit. The story of the Joads is used to show the theme all men are part of the same family through their hardships and coming together. As Casy says “Maybe all men got one big soul ever’body’s a part of’” (Steinbeck
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