The first couple chapters tells how people where forced off of their land. Men from the banks would come on to the farms in Oklahoma and they would tell the farms that they had to get off the land so that tractors could come on the land and plow everything under. The families that would not leave were forced to get out because if not men on tractors would come and make the house cave in. they had to take their belonging into town to make money so they can buy gas and food along the way. Men that did not want to leave the land that their families have lived on for generation will stay while the rest of their families move onto California and hide from the people that own the land just like a man named Muley Graves who was the Joads neighbor.
There was little work to be done in California and where you could find work there was little pay. When they Joads were at the government camp there were no places to work so they had to leave and go up north. When they got up north they found a job picking peaches but the pay was only 5 cents a box and they only made about a dollar a day which pays for dinner and that was all. When there was a job that only need 800 people then 2,000 people would show up to work and then people would start to fight and argue over the fruit or cotton that they were picking. The children helped work so... [continues]
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