Struggles of a Migrant
Farmers would strike against landowners but little did they know tractors would soon take their home.
When people's homes were destroyed, they would turn to Hoovervilles or they would go to California. The Joad's home was destroyed and they were sent on the road to California.
"Having stepped forward, he may slip back, but only half a step, never the full step back." The people in the Great Depression, although some gave up, many kept moving forward no matter the situation.
The western states were frightened by change. "The Western land, nervous under the beginning change. The Western states, nervous as horses before a thunderstorm. The great owners, nervous, sensing a change, knowing nothing of the nature of the change." They did not know what would be ahead of them.
The change went from "I" to "we" and they started to share everything. Family was all they had.