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The Grapes of Wrath Character List & Flashcards

The Grapes of Wrath Character List & Flashcards
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This character changes dramatically throughout the story, like her father, but her transformations are for the better.
Rose of Sharon is pregnant during the story. She begins self-absorbed and pampered but ends the story with kindness and selflessness.
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This character is another leader of the Joad family, but unlike Ma, he is the spiritual leader.
Reverend Jim Casy does not practice as a preacher any longer and dies in a scuffle with authorities, making him a martyr of the family.
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This character changes dramatically as the story progresses and unfortunately he weakens along the way. Unlike his wife and son, he is not strong enough to handle the journey.
Pa Joad does not like change and handles the trip to California poorly.
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This character is the center of the Joad family. She is a tough woman and holds the family together.
Ma Joad is wise and loving. She is also very tough, like her son Tom.
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This character is the main character of the story. He is aggressive but a dedicated family member. He is not like the rest of his family, though.
Tom Joad shows kindness and love towards his family and strangers.
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The story follows the journey of the Joad's who are headed to _____.
California. The trip to California was supposed to provide jobs and stability for many people, including the Joad family.
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The Grapes of Wrath was written by __________.
John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath in 1939.
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John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath, follows the journey of a family and explores the hardships and triumphs of life along the way. Test your knowledge of this journey and these complex characters with these cards.

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The Grapes of Wrath was written by __________.
John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath in 1939.
The story follows the journey of the Joad's who are headed to _____.
California. The trip to California was supposed to provide jobs and stability for many people, including the Joad family.
This character is the main character of the story. He is aggressive but a dedicated family member. He is not like the rest of his family, though.
Tom Joad shows kindness and love towards his family and strangers.
This character is the center of the Joad family. She is a tough woman and holds the family together.
Ma Joad is wise and loving. She is also very tough, like her son Tom.
This character changes dramatically as the story progresses and unfortunately he weakens along the way. Unlike his wife and son, he is not strong enough to handle the journey.
Pa Joad does not like change and handles the trip to California poorly.
This character is another leader of the Joad family, but unlike Ma, he is the spiritual leader.
Reverend Jim Casy does not practice as a preacher any longer and dies in a scuffle with authorities, making him a martyr of the family.
This character changes dramatically throughout the story, like her father, but her transformations are for the better.
Rose of Sharon is pregnant during the story. She begins self-absorbed and pampered but ends the story with kindness and selflessness.
The three themes of The Grapes of Wrath are family, betrayal, and _____.
Change is necessary, but not everyone can handle change. Throughout the story, everything changes and the characters' reactions to these changes either helps them thrive or perish.
The theme of _____ imparts the lesson that with them by your side you can accomplish great things.
Family is a central theme of the story and teaches the readers that family will help you get through anything in life.
The theme of _____ occur frequently throughout the story, getting worse towards the end; and as demonstrated by the character, Connie Rivers.
Betrayal occurs throughout, teaching the reader that despite this hardship, you can become a better person. For example, when Connie leaves; Rose of Sharon becomes a stronger woman.
This character is a life-long friend of Tom Joad. He is the one who tells Tom of people moving to California.
Muley Graves' family also moved to California to find work.
This character is married to Rose of Sharon and does not exhibit the same strength of character the Joad family embodies.
Connie Rivers abandons Rose of Sharon before she gives birth to their baby to pursue his own dreams.
These two characters join the Joad's on the journey to California and supply the car that they begin the trip in.
Ivy and Sairy Wilson show kindness to the Joad's and give their tent to Grampa, who was ill.
This character influences the Joad family during their travels in a negative way. He adds to their doubt by telling them that jobs are limited and contributes to the fight that ultimately gets Casy arrested.
Floyd Knowles claims the California system is corrupt and starts a brawl that contributes to much of the families heartbreak in the campsite of Hooverville.
Tom has three brothers; Al, Winfield and _____.
Noah

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