Later Ma tells Tom about it, and he says he would have hit the cop. A famous reference that is seen in modern shows and books, Steinbeck illustrates the Arizona desert as harsh but beautiful at the same time. Over time, the descendants of these American squatters grow into landowners. . There was the young ones—an' Rosasharn's baby. Other words for wrath in the Old Testament portray the idea of fire, heat, burning, fury, and rage.
Analysis: This chapter returns to previously-articulated themes, explaining some of the tactics that the great owners use in order to make profits at the expense of working class farmers. The father tells them about a who owns a million acres, and drives around in an armored car. While washing themselves during a stop, the Joads encounter migrant workers who want to turn back; during this encounter, the Joads are informed that the Californians hate the migrant workers. He rebuffs the proposal that everyone stay. They are confused by her actions. She thinks she sees Grampa and talks to him. Like a newly baptized baby, Noah's path is unclear to us, whether he dies or whether he survives on the Colorado River as he hopes, but he has truly been reborn in his own eyes and those of his family.
Sairy asks Casy to say a prayer for her. The men find a river and go bathing. They pull over to take a gander. Flagstaff went on to become a popular tourist stop along Route 66, particularly due to its proximity to the Grand Canyon. A good deal of the land is owned by the Land and Cattle Company, which leaves the land largely untouched. Eventually God does something about it. Their name comes from two words: aha , meaning 'river', and makhav , meaning 'along or beside', and to them it means 'people who live along the river'.
They go under the water in baptism, and die to an old way of life. It is an officer wondering who they are and why they are here. Tom and Casy offer to stay behind to repair it, but Ma refuses to go on without them. So how then can a holy God be angry and still maintain His sinlessness? The stop at a service station before the long trip across, and the attendant tells them they have nerve to cross in such a jalopy. There was nothing to lose.
Uncle John, like , wishes to use Casy as a preacher, a designation Casy loathes but nevertheless accepts. Upset at this news, the Joads head out in their beat-up truck to make the journey across the desert into California. A second word for wrath thumos is used of God only in the book of the Revelation 14:10,19; 15:1,7; 16:1,19; 19:15. It is very possible for the Midwestern farmers, the Israelites of the novel, to survive that journey despite the fact that the older generation, Granma and Granpa had passed on the way. Connie's selfish behavior is reflected in Uncle John's similar actions. Al stops the truck, and the family piles out to look at California. An' now I ain't ashamed.
The family is disintegrating as the Joads are forced to leave the Wilsons behind, Noah refuses to leave the water at the Colorado River, and Granma dies. Tom and Pa Joad say California is their destination, and that's where they're going. The family looks 'at Ma with a little terror at her strength. Going to California When the men get back, Ma explains what happened with the officer. You suffer alone, but when you get older death and childbirth become part of a larger experience. Flagstaff was incorporated as a city in 1928 and in 1929, the city's first motel, the Motel Du Beau, was built at the intersection of Beaver Street and Phoenix Avenue.
Soon afterward, a policeman enters the tent and rudely informs Ma that the family will have to move on. His wrath never is selfishly motivated. It refers to a sudden passionate outburst in contrast to the settled and lingering frame of mind. Ma lay with the body all night in the back of the truck. It is a slang term meaning people from Oklahoma, but also, as the stranger mentions, it has acquired a derogatory meaning. Suddenly, Casy kicks the deputy in the back of the neck, knocking him unconscious. Uncle John asks Casy if he is bringing bad luck to the family because he sinned when he did not get a doctor for his wife.
He asks Casy to see his wife before he leaves. Noah follows Tom into the brush and tells him that he won't be going on to California with the family. An' we ain't clear no more. The Joads move on, and at a stop a boy remarks that Okies are hard-looking and less-than-human. But a horde of tattered, feverish Americans poured in and took over the land.