Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
“We're Joads. We don't look up to nobody. Grampa's grampa, he fit in the Revolution. We was farm people till the debt. And then—them people. They done somepin to us. Ever' time they come seemed like they was a-whippin' me—all of us.” P. 286
NOTE: In this quote they explain what’s the attitude of the family, although they have passed through some difficult times they keep fighting and going on.
Pa Joad is really happy because his son Tom that spent four years in jail came back with their family, he beliefs that his son is a good man and what he did was to defend himselfFM
Friday, October 24, 2008
Pa: It looks like not all the good things are the ones you see when you’re alive, cause this place is damn nice.
Tom: Im glad Im her with you and notn jail.
Pa: Yes, Im glad to have you here too. You cant imagine how bad I felt when they took you away from our family, but Im still proud of you boy standing up for your sister.
Tom: Thanks Pa. You know I'll protect yawl if something happens.
Pa: I know you will, thats why you're gonna have a great life.
Tom: I sure hope that the baby of Rose of Sharon has a good life and doesnt have to pass threw something like we did.
Pa: Dont worry, that fela is gonna be just fine, because he is from Oklahoma.
Tom: Yeah, he sure will.
Pa: Now I know why the dead stay dead, to stay in this beautiful place for all eternity.
Tom: Yeah. Remember when Pa died? I think the trip made him a favor by making him come up here. Well, I think it did all of us a favor, because now we all have each other, and we have peace.
Pa Joad: You are damn right about that. In some parts of this journey I kind of lost faith, you know like in having a job again, in having good food again.
Tom: Well you aint the only one, I though I was going to be sent to jail, fearing that the police of California would catch me and say that I was causing trouble or something, and that would a meant them sending me back to Oklahoma, to a jail.
Pa: Yeah, I felt great fear when I heard that because of you being in parole you couldn’t leave the country.
Tom: I felt a great change at the end of our lives.
Pa Joad: Yes, I felt It too. At first I felt that I made the important decisions in the family. But then I realized you were the one making them.
Tom: I think that Ma started to make the decisions because you where more and more depressed by the fact you couldn’t find work.
Pa Joad: Well… maybe I should thank her because of taking the head of the family, because its true that each time more I felt bad and impotent because I couldn’t do nothing to help my family.
Tom: Yes, Ma did the right thing…
Pa: Maybe… But what really matters is that now we are all together and united once again as a family.