It seems that the patriarchal structure crumbled due to migration resulting from natural disaster and industrialization. There is no incentive for the owners to provide a living wage when there is no organized resistance to their manner of operating.
Theme 7 Power of Family A strong family system gives birth to a strong social system. Casy confesses his sins yet denounces the organized Christianity he practiced in the past.
With this strong sense of honor comes an equally powerful… Faith and Guilt At different times in The Grapes of Wrath, nearly all of the main characters endure spiritually trying times.
As the novel opens, Tom Joad has just been released from the state prison and his personality is decidedly different from what it will become by the end of the book.
Rose of Sharon, who is pregnant, is unable to get the nutrients she needs for her baby, and her suffering is exacerbated by the journey as well.
The story of the Joad family is largely an indictment of the inequitable socio-economic system that is vital to a capitalist economy. Please log in to see full paper preview.