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Intercalary Chapters of The Grapes of Wrath by Mind Map: Intercalary Chapters of The
Grapes of Wrath
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Intercalary Chapters of The Grapes of Wrath

Chapter 7

Salesman sells jalopies

Takes advantage of farmer

Farmer looses control

Frantic

Chapter 15

Diner

Meeting place for rich and poor, Okies, Truckers, Rich Vacationers, Unproductive isolated life

Loaf of bread and candy to travelers, Sharing helps traveler, Bigger tip from trucker, Human Unity is beneficial to all

Chapter 1

End of Rain

Sets scene of dust bowl

Dust

Sets scene of dust bowl

Family

Women and children watch men, Human dignity, Unity

Men do not break, Survival

Chapter 3

Turtle crosses the road

Road/Dust, Hostile environment

Southwest, Heading toward CA

Oatbeard in shell, Rebirth (Rose of Sharon), Humanity and Life force

Drivers, Swerves, Human kindness, Hits, Survives despite obstacle

Chapter 5

Bank men repossess land

Conflict between socioeconomic classes, Family farmer, Impersonal company

Tractor/Driver

Destroys human elements of land

Driver part of machine

Ignores place in community, responsibility to humanity

Farmer

Torn from land/identity

Chapter 9

Farmers sell off possessions

Lose identity w/o possessions

Lose human dignity with unfair price

Anger begins

Small man cannot help himself, must rely on unity with others

Chapter 11

Tractor works land

Mechanical Lifelessnes

Driver distance from land/life force

Homes deteriorate

Farmers take life from region

Chapter 12

Route 66

Families must rely on others to survive, Human unity

Many don't make it to the end

Chapter 25

Spring in CA

Growers use new techniques

Chemists invent new pesticides

Migrant workers pick bountiful fruit

Waste/Destruction

Use land only for profit

Ignore life force of land, Interrupts life force of humans

Chapter 17

Roadside Communities

New Laws, Benefit small man, Think as one community

Survive together, Must work together as "we", More flexible together

Chapter 23

Entertainment

Stories

Drinking

Music making

Dancing

Necessary to survival

Chapter 14

Change

Fear from owners

Causes and Results

Results: widening government, labor unity

Causes: hunger, anger, struggle to survive

Mine to Ours

Farmers able to do more as "we" than as "I"

Human Unity

Chapter 27

Picking Cotton

People able to eat again

Scales sometimes crooked, Injustice

Pickers band together, Unity

Misfortune may come back; cautious

Chapter 29

Floods

No work

Family, Women and children watch men, Men do not break, Anger, Survival, Work together to survive, Life force

Chapter 19

History of California

Farming begins as a way of life

Slowly becomes a way of profit making

Gradual distance from land

Exploitation of workers

Hoovervilles

Okies treated as sub-human

Injustice contrasts law of roadside camps

Have little, surrounded by plenty

Chapter 21

Anger

Migrants unite, anger toward situation/banks

Natives toward migrants taking over, contributing to growth of big farms

Fear

Townspeople of angry migrants

Hunger

Drives migrants to CA

Allows migrants to work for less

General Info

King James bible

generic characters/forces

Foreshadow Joad chapters

Newsreel style