Grapes of Wrath 8-10. Quickwrite. 1. Articulate some of the criticisms of Capitalism that Steinbeck makes in these first ten chapters. 2. What are your personal reactions to these criticisms? . Chapter 8. Discussion Questions. What kind of woman is Ma Joad ? Use quotes to explain her.
"you're not buying only junk, you're buying junked lives ... buying the arms and spirits that might have saved you ... buying a little girl plaiting the forelocks [of a horse] ... buying years of work, toil in the sun ... a sorrow that can't talk"?
Jim Casy: Moral Compass
* What issues are addressed here? *What are the Joads confronting? *What secret realities elude them? How do the Joads determine the value of things? How does the buyer do it differently?