Ma, however, is woken by a sound in the tent. As the Americans gained control, farming became a systematic industry. She couldn't help Granma because she knew the family had to get across the desert. They're a-workin' away at out spirits. Eventually He does something about it. He patiently waits for you to repent of your sins and turn to Him in faith.
But He does not wait forever. Spen' all my time thinkin' of home, an' I ain't never gonna see it no more. Ma gets out of the truck looking very sick and tired. The trek is slow, as the truck needs to be handled gently so as not to overheat. I ain't tryin' to preach no sermon, but I never seen nobody that's busy as a prairie dog collectin' stuff that wasn't disappointed. I'll be ever'where - wherever you look. It was an unmistakable expression of anger, as His disciples themselves testified.
The family boils potatoes for dinner and fills barrels of water for the trip. Although Tom protests, Noah does depart. When he learns that they are from Oklahoma, he tells them to get moving, because if they are 'here tomorrow this time, I'll run you in. In the morning, they reach the other side of the desert. Noah follows Tom into the brush and tells him that he won't be going on to California with the family. Meanwhile, Noah feels like the Colorado River is where he has actually belonged for his whole life.
The migrants looked humbly for pleasure on the roads. We don't look up to nobody. Steinbeck alludes to a baptismal bath in this section of the novel. Analysis: The arrival in California is anticlimactic at best. When we lose our temper and shout at our spouse or our children, we know it is sin. An' then things ain't so lonely anymore. A famous reference that is seen in modern shows and books, Steinbeck illustrates the Arizona desert as harsh but beautiful at the same time.
This character has been subjected to continuous torture by the police, a process which has driven him insane. How will we know it's us without our past? Instead, the whole group waits while Al and Tom go into town to find parts at a local car lot. He's got to do it all hisself. However, even when he wishes to behave selfishly, he still makes a sacrifice for the good of the Joads, giving up more than half of his money. Ma fights against this destruction, defending her clan against mounting intrusions and circumstances. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. And men are proud, for of their knowledge they can make the year heavy.
The two women take this opportunity to get some sleep as well. The cold manner of the police officers and border guards seems to testify to the harsh reception that awaits the family. We've already seen examples of physical change; that is, we've seen a slice of America empty out as families move west, and we've seen families' lifestyles shift completely as they adopt the routines and habits of migrant workers. They hear the wild sounds of the meeting, and Granma appears to settle down. Nobody can frustrate His goals or threaten His well being, so He has no reason to become selfishly angry and no reason to get bitter or resentful.
The man wears a gun and a badge. Having crossed the Painted Desert of Arizona, California does not seem to be the end to their hardships. It may be described as hot, fiery, fierce, and furious. Al wants to go with Floyd no matter what. Although she is considered a symbol of human love, it is a love of family above all others that she practices.
He decides to follow the river and fish, but he can't journey to California. Similarly, Noah is freed from his past worries and insecurities being an odd member of the family after bathing in the river. Ma attempts to be polite in declining the invitation, but the more the woman indicates that Granma will be in God's embrace, the more upset Ma becomes. Ma tells everyone that Granma has died, has been dead, in fact, since before the agricultural inspectors stopped them. Chapters 16—18 Summary: Chapter 16 The Joad and Wilson families travel for two days.