Fearing an uprising, the large landowners do everything in their power to keep the migrants poor and dependent.
personally feel about yourself when you are with this person.
Abusive relationships are not usually abusive every second.
They find employment picking fruit, but soon learn that they are earning a decent wage only because they have been hired to break a workers’ strike.
Tom runs into Jim Casy who, after being released from jail, has begun organizing workers; in the process, Casy has made many enemies among the landowners.
As the Joads near California, they hear ominous rumors of a depleted job market.
One migrant tells Pa that 20,000 people show up for every 800 jobs and that his own children have starved to death.
When the police hunt him down and kill him in Tom’s presence, Tom retaliates and kills a police officer.
Tom goes into hiding, while the family moves into a boxcar on a cotton farm.
Remember, no one deserves to be abused (mentally, verbally, sexually, physically or emotionally) EVER. You do not have to stay in an abusive relationship, no matter how stuck you feel.