Extra Credit for Chapters 12-22. Add to your PowerPoint on Chapter 22 -Analysis of Chapter 14 -find a song that represents this chapter, explain why -Symbolism of the Ragged Man (Chapter 16) -Answers to Study Guide Questions. Quiz Chapters 23-25.
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Add to your PowerPoint on Chapter 22
-Analysis of Chapter 14
-find a song that represents this chapter, explain why
-Symbolism of the Ragged Man (Chapter 16)
-Answers to Study Guide Questions
Bonus: Why are so many crops being wasted?
Notes on Chapters 23-25
Homework: Lesson 7 Test
Work on PowerPoint Due by Midnight Tomorrow
Story 1: Describe the scene that the soldier relates at the beginning of Chapter 23
“You pick him up– an’ eatin’ him don’t never make it up to you, ‘cause you spoiled somepin in yaself, an’ you can’t never fix it up” (445)
Story 2: Movie with two rich people who are pretending to be poor and go to jail because “they git caught at some kind of radical meetin’ but they ain’t radicals” (446).
Steinbeck states that “the jail keeper he’s mean to ‘em ‘cause he thinks they’re poor” (446). Why did the jailer act that way is it because they had no money or because of their social status?
Why do we like movies? Consider this quote in relation: “I was to a show oncettht was me, an’ more’n me; an’ my life, an’ more’n my life, so ever’thing was bigger. ‘Well, I get enough sorrow. I like to get away from it” (446).
Considering this quote “Death was a friend, and sleep was death’s brother,” how would you describe the migrant’s mental state ( 447)?
“You can do anything with a harmonica… You can mold the music with curved hands, making it wail and cry like bagpipes, making it full and round like an organ, making it as sharp and bitter as the reed pipes of the hills” (448).
As the song plays the migrants have “to move close. They can’t help it” (449).
Why was the preacher pacing “like a tiger, whipping the people with his voice,” making the people grovel (450)?
Willie Eaton- entertainment chairman. Has 25 committee members for the night, instead of 5, to keep an eye on things. Ezra reminds him to make sure they don’t hurt anybody. Why?
“You give them goddamn Okies stuff like that an’ they’ll want ‘em. An’ he says, ‘They hol’ red meetin’s in them gov’ment camps. All figgerin’ how to get on relief” (455). Does this sound familiar?
What causes prejudice?
“‘I mean relief– what us taxpayers puts in an’ you goddamn Okies takes out.’
‘We pay sales tax an’ gas tax an’ tobacco tax. Farmers get four cents a cotton poun’ from the gov’mentain’t that relief? Railroads an’ shippin’ companies draws subsidies– ain’t that relief?”
Rich think they deserve it, but who picks the crops and does the work?
Where’s the equity?
The tubby man says, “This here’s the United states, not California” (456). What’s the significance of this quote?
Huston says “Why can’t they let us do it [stay put] ‘stead of keepin’ us miserable an’ puttin’ us in jail? I swear to God they gonna push us into fightin’ if they don’t quite a-worryin’ us” (436).
Black hat says, “They’ll git hungry men. You can’t feed your fam’y on twenty cents an hour, but you’ll take anything. They got you goin’ an’ comin’. They jes’ auction a job off. Jesus Christ, pretty soon they’re gonna make us pay to work” (462).
What is he talking about?
Why do Black Hat’s kids hate school?
Pa says he has to take the job, even though Black Hat says the owners will just keep dropping their wages, adding, “It’s bad enough to work twelve hours a da day an’ come out jes’ a little bit hungry, but we got to figure all a time, too. My kid ain’t getting’ enough to eat. I can’t think all the time, goddamn it! It drives a man crazy” (463).
“The circle of men shifted their feet nervously”… why is this important?
Huston talks to the boys and says you “Don’t knife your own folks… boys, put ‘em over the fence. An’ don’t hurt ‘em. They don’t know what they’re doin” (470). How does this represent the universal soul?
Why did the boys do it?
When pa says, “They’s change a-comin. I don’t know what. Maybe e won’t live to see her. But she’s a-comin’. They’s a res’lessfeelin’. Fella can’t figgernothin’ out, he’s so nervous,” what is he foreshadowing(471)?
Who are the “men of understanding and knowledge and skill”? Although these men have “transformed the world with their knowledge” how is their work ineffective?
“The decay spreads over the State, and the sweet smell is a great sorrow on the land. Men who can graft the trees and make the seed fertile and big can find no way to let hungry people eat their produce. Men who have created new fruits in the world cannot create a system whereby their fruits may be eaten. And the failure hangs over the State like a great sorrow.” What is it saying about politics and the economy of the California at the time?
The economy has no base, so it cannot grow.
The waste described in the chapter is effective, memorable, and creates a vivid picture for the reader. Why is this description so effective? How does repeating the title make the chapter even more memorable?
The title is repeated in the final sentence of the chapter: “In the souls of the people, the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.”
-time for change is arriving, and the angry migrant families will fuel this change.
There is a crime here that goes beyond denunciation. There is a sorrow here that weeping cannot symbolize. There is a failure here that topples all our success. The fertile earth, the straight tree rows, the sturdy trucks, and the ripe fruit. And children dying of pellagra must die because a profit cannot be taken from an orange. And coroners must fill in the certificates -- died of malnutrition -- because the food must rot, must be forced to rot (477).
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.