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The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck

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Analysis of Major Characters

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Chapters 1–3

Chapters 4–6

Chapters 7–9

Chapters 10–12

Chapters 13–15

Chapters 16–18

Chapters 19–21

Chapters 22–24

Chapters 25–27

Chapters 28–30

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GOW Chapter 20

by teamME815, August 10, 2012

Tom, after he gets turned away from the north town decides to go around the angry californians to a work camp safe for his family and away from cops

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Role of Ma Joad

by fallen_angel14, August 16, 2012

Ma Joad is basically the only reason the family is still together. She gives support to the family and carries most of the burden

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34 out of 42 people found this helpful

west coast beats all

by WildlifeRunner19, March 31, 2013

i do appreciate steinbeck's powerful insight on migrant work in california despite a small resentment at his shaming of my state

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