FC: 1 | Road Trip with the Joads | By: Rajbir Rai
1: Table of Contents | Environmental Changes: p.2/3 | Map: p.4 | Transportation: p.5 | Family: p.6/7 | Economy: 8/9 | Human Dignity and Work: p.10/11
2: ENVIROMENTAL CHANGES | Crops dried out leaving dry useless dirt. Dust blew over dead crops, like in this picture to the left. Farms were dead. | Enormous Dust Clouds attacked homes and crops, like in this picture to the right. Dust filled the whole air.
3: When the storm was over dust covered every aspect, like is the picture to the right you can see the house piled up in dust. | Dust storms suffocated people, as shown in the picture to the left. | "It settled on the corn, piled on roofs, blanketed the weeds, and trees." (Steinbeck p.6)
4: MAP (ROUTE FROM OK TO CA)
5: TRANSPORTATION | Plantation Owners like the ones in Arizona or California rode luxurious cars like this one to attract people to work for them, as shown in the picture above of a plantation owners car. | Okies moved from Oklahoma to California on Route 66. On the right is a picture of the famous route 66 sign. | Okies were easily distinguished by the cars they used. Jalopies like the one to the left were seen riding up and down route 66. | "The motor roared up for a moment then the gears clicked in, and the great truck moved away, first gear, second gear, third gear, and then a high whining pick-up and the fourth gear." (Steinbeck p.11)
6: The Joad family in their Jalopy above. | Tom became the main leader of the Joad family. He had the idea of bettering the lives of the okies. Trouble seems to follow him, but he kept his spirits up with the words Jim Cary told him. Tom is shown below.
7: Ma held the family together with her great heart and good morals. She is shown on the left. | Jim Cary was a former preacher who was a family friend to the Joads. He "showed Tom the light" by opening his eyes to the bigger picture of how the okies where being treated. Jim is shown on the right. | Rose of Sharron was a kind hearted woman who at the end showed her kindheartedness by breast feeding an old dying man so he could survive. She is portrayed on the left. | "Tom! The a whole lot going un'erstan! But going away aint gonna excuse us. It's gonna bear us down." (Steinbeck p.336)
9: They Joads, like many other traveling okies, stayed at a hooverville or a shantytown like this one on the left. | Food was limited to the Joads, they could could not afford a good meal so they were often hungry like the other okies, show on the right. | In this picture above, a woman just sold her car tires to feed her starving children. This shows that many okies had to give up there valuables to feed their families | TThe Joads had to leave their house, because they could not afford it, shown left. | "But if we go, where'll we go? How'll we go? We got no money." (Steinbeck p.46)
10: HUMAN DIGNITY AND WORK | Okies in those areas started getting together and working to survive
11: Women got together to cook in the towns and villes to survive and everything to be shared, shown above. | Shown below is a woman and her children hungry and waiting for the father to come home with food, hopefully.