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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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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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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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