Grapes of Wrath
Life on the Road
"That's right," the tenant said. "But for your three dollars a day fifteen or twenty families can't eat at all. Nearly a hundred people have to go out and wander on the roads for your three dollars a day. Is that right?" - The Grapes of Wrath
"We're sorry. It's not us. It's the monster. The bank isn't like a man.
Yes, but the bank is only made of men.
No, you're wrong there -- quiet wrong there. The bank is something else than men. It happens that every man in the bank hates what the bank does, and yet the bank does it. The bank is something more than men, I tell you. It's the monster. Men made it, but they can't control it." - The Grapes of Wrath
Hoovervilles were make shift towns that traveling citizens would stay in on their way to California for work.
California was known as the land of opportunities. Many people would leave their homes to look for work in Cali.
Unfortunately, the majority of people lost their homes and were forced to live on the streets. The stress of keeping food in their bellies, clothes on their backs and a warm place to lay their heads was too much to bear. This young woman's struggles was shown through the harsh lines on her face.