The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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In Chapter 10 of Grapes of Wrath, what foreshadowing emerges from the conversation between Tom and Ma about California? John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

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In Chapter 10 of The Grapes of Wrath after Tom has hitchhiked and walked many miles, he arrives home.  After a truck leaves, Tom sits on the doorstep and Ma talks with him.  She expresses her misgivings about California, saying "Tom, I hope things is all right in California."  Turning towards his mother, Tom looks at her doubtfully, asking her what has made her think that things are not all right.  Ma replies that the way that California is depicted is too nice, and...

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