Willie Eaton Willie is the head of the Weedpatch entertainment committee. Ella Summers Ella is the assistant to Jessie Bullitt and a former head of the Ladies Committee; she frequently bickers with Jessie over insignificant details. Muley: You mean get off of my own land? Tom: No, Ma, not that. I love people so much I'm fit to bust, sometimes. They are left homeless with no money, and are forced to travel to California, where they hope for work. Ma Joad is a wonderfully complex character in the Grapes of Wrath. It's just, well as long as I'm an outlaw anyways.
Casy believes you should do what you feel and doesn't believe in right or wrong. Former Preacher Quite often Jim Casy has to remind people that he is a former preacher. He mentions listening to people make love, swearing, and hearing poetry. John Steinbeck speaks of the relationships and humanity shown between the bank, landowners, and tenant farmers throughout this chapter. Prior to this point in the novel, Jim has been primarily a speaker, more worried about figuring things out than acting on his ideas. Penguin Books: New York, 1992.
Through this one body can they effect change for the betterment of men - an idea that resonates in Christian belief. By the end of the novel, he has learned to apply them to his task of organizing the migrant workers. Of the Joad family members, Al has the most knowledge of cars, and fears that the rest of the family will blame him if anything goes wrong. It seems a simple life. Gas Station Attendant 2 in Needles uncredited.
This is the thing to bomb. Casy: Tom, you gotta learn like I'm learnin'. All humans think of a home as a place for comfort. These prophets attempted to disengage man from the cares of the world and create a high spiritualism that stemmed joy from misery. Society wanted to keep the migrants moving, leaving it impossible for them to organize. The novel tells of real, diverse characters that experience growth through turmoil and hardship. Analysis Jim Casy's sacrificial act of going to jail for Tom was symbolic of his position as a Christ-figure, a symbolism that is strengthened in this chapter.
For example, there was once a man who started to unite the people in jail. The land has become a part of him. I ain't never gonna see it no more. You just pay him a wage and take all the crop. A woman looks at it that way.
After Tom has killed Casy's murderer, Ma again directs the family to hide Tom and leave the Hooper Ranch. Lesson Summary Jim Casy's story in The Grapes of Wrath is filled with hope. Wherever they's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. Her sassing is calculated to rile him up, figuring that if a man has something to get angry at, he'll be okay. Tom: They'd drag me anyways.
Half the folks you and me know throw'd right out into the road. Tom: Ain't you the preacher? I figgered, 'Why do we got to hang it on God or Jesus? Grampa Joad An energetic, feisty old man, Grampa refuses to leave Oklahoma with the rest of his family, but is forcibly taken on the journey after he is drugged by the other family members. He recognizes the responsibility he had, and he abused it. Why they could kill ya and I'd never know. He quit preaching because he could not reconcile with the sin inside himself. We must think about this.
One such character is that of Jim Casey, a former preacher and long-time friend of the Joads. Noah Joad Tom's older brother, Noah suffers from mental disabilities that can probably be traced to his birth. The people were driven, intimidated, hurt by both. He ain't nothin' but the manager. Some things folks do is nice, and some ain't so nice. They told me to tell you to get off, and that's what I'm tellin' ya. John Steinbeck passionately describes a time of unfair poverty, unity, and the human spirit in the classic, The Grapes of Wrath.
Mae Rest of cast listed alphabetically:. Give the ol' place a last look? Ma: We're going' to California, ain't we? It's all part of the same thing. On the other hand Pa Joads goals were very selfish and were very self-centered, based on proving his masculinity to his household and his community. He comes to the conclusion that ''there ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. Tom: The five they're gettin' now.