Can someone please tell me the description of the bunkhouse at the beginning of Chapter 2?I'm supposed to draw a picture for my English class and I don't have my book. Thanks for any help<3
The bunkhouse describes the squalid living conditions migrant workers faced during the Great Depression, the era the book is based in. Here are some of the features inside:
- It's a long, rectangular building; three of its walls have windows, and one has just a door.
- The walls are whitewashed, and the floor is unpainted.
- There are 8 bunks inside.
- An apple box is nailed above each bed; the opening of the box faces forward, so that the top and bottom act as shelves for the men's personal possessions
- There is a table in the middle of the room, with boxes as chairs.
- There's a black cast-iron stove near one wall - it's flue (pipe) goes up through the roof.
If you want to get a great grade, here are some extra details:
- Of the 8 bunks, 5 are made up with blankets, the other three with just burlap ticking on them.
- In the apple box above George's bunk, there is a can of powder to get rid of bugs - presumably because the bunkhouse harbors fleas and/or lice - although Candy (the "swamper" who cleans the bunkhouse) denies this.
- There are playing cards scattered all over the table.
Good luck with your drawing!