The Joads try to cross the desert in a night. Tom runs into Jim Casy who, after being released from jail, has begun organizing workers; in the process, Casy has made many enemies among the landowners. Their family name, Joad, also evokes the Biblical character of Job. The family stumble upon a cooperative camp where the campers set the rules for living at the camp. Before they must move on, Tom does retrieve Uncle John, who is still consumed with guilt over his wife's death. Unbeknownst to the rest of the family, Granma died a few miles back.
Rose of Sharon goes into labor. I got out in four - paroled. The Joads meet a couple who've set up camp on the side of the road, Ivy and Sairy Wilson. Steinbeck contrasts Tom's return with the arrival of bank representatives to evict the tenant farmers. Tom drives the family south to Weedpatch, a government camp with hot running water, showers, and real toilets.
After their drought-ridden farm is seized by the bank, the family -- led by just-paroled son Tom -- loads up a truck and heads West. By which I mean John Ford, John Ford, and John Ford. Why, the children ain't gettin' enough to eat as it is, and they're so ragged. One right after the other, they got throw'd out. Almost immediately after the journey begins, the Joad family loses two members. By alerting and organizing the men in the camp, Tom helps to defuse the danger. Climax Jim Casy is murdered by a policeman, Tom murders the policeman in revenge and becomes a fugitive.
One man tells everyone that he's on his way back from California. Despite an attempt by her mother to intervene, Rose of Sharon begins to wallow in self-pity and life grows harder for the Joad family. A bunch of men are hanging out on the steps of the campsite owner's house. Driver: Can't you see that sticker? Tom finds out that the leader of the labor force that is organizing the strike is Jim Casy. Original casting for the film called for Beulah Bondi as Ma Joad, James Stewart as Al, and Walter Brennan as Pa Joad.
Tom writes the circumstances surrounding the death on a page from the and places it on the body before they bury it so that if his remains were found, his death would not be investigated as a possible homicide. Rising Action Upon his release from prison, Tom resolves to keep to himself. Fella like that bust the holi-ness. Inside a little boy is sitting next to his half-starved father who has been feeding his son instead of feeding himself. The Grapes of Wrath is a book made into a movie, based on the great depression of the 30's.
They leave to find work elsewhere, and come across a peach-picking compound, where they are brought in to work while other migrants are on strike outside the gates. GradeSaver, 19 August 2014 Web. Muley: You mean get off of my own land? Tom finds out that his uncles farm has also been foreclosured by the company and they have to get off the land by the next day. This true story does an… 1074 Words 5 Pages Aubrey Hepstall Ms. They see lots and lots of cars going west, but very few cars coming east. The Joads pick tirelessly and eat a delicious meal that night of hamburgers.
Ma Joad looks after Granma. The end of the cotton season means the end of work, and word sweeps across the land that there are no jobs to be had for three months. The Joads are caught in a dangerous situation: they cannot escape the flooding because Rose of Sharon suddenly goes into labor. Her attempts to school Rosasharn in the way to be a strong woman, keeper of the family, reinforces Ma's attitude toward her function within the family framework. Ma Joad tells her to get the h-e-double-hockey-sticks out of their tent, and she sends the woman packing. Toland's wide-angle lenses and deep focus shooting make the faces of the beleaguered Joads seem strained and undernourished in close-up, and give the vast dusty emptiness of Salisaw County, Oklahoma a visual breadth not seen in other films until the advent of Cinemascope in the 50's. Pa convinces a bunch of men to help him build troughs to keep the creek water from rising too quickly, but they are no match for the flood.
After finishing his first day, Tom travels outside of the ranch and runs into Jim who is spearheading a strike against the farms owners — the workers are outraged at the orchard owners for wanting to pay just two and a half cents for every box of peaches picked. It is set in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, along Route 66, Bakersfield, and Weedpatch migrant camp. However, Tom and some other men discreetly pre-empt this attack, and the camp is saved. Muley Graves, a neighbor who has stayed behind, explains to the two men that the farming families have all been evicted by the landowners and the banks, who have repossessed their land and now use tractors to cultivate it. Tom settles down for a nap, and his brother, Noah, tells him that he's not going with the family any further, that he's going to live by the Colorado River. The dealers find that they can make greater profits by selling damaged jalopies than by selling dependable new cars. Casy, as the preacher who lost his call -who has undergone a change, summarizes his view quite well when he is performing the funeral rites by saying: I wouldn't pray just for a old man that's dead, 'cause he's all right.
As the family moves on again, they discuss the fear and difficulties they have had. The Joads build a platform to keep themselves dry. He has a hard, straight picture in which the actors are submerged so completely that it looks and feels like a documentary film and certainly it has a hard, truthful ring. Accustomed to such material from his frontier films, Ford took instinctive and instant command. As the Joads near California, they hear ominous rumors of a depleted job market.
She is self-centered and expects to be catered to. Tom sneaks back to the peach camp and must hide throughout the next day. He had a knife in me, that's why they only give me seven years. A group of men approach the meeting under cover of darkness, and one of them strikes Casy with a pick handle, killing him. All I know is, I got my orders. For additional information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at.