In chapter Eight how is Ma's character developed before and after she sees Tom? The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Her full face was not soft; it was controlled, kindly. Her hazel eyes seemed to hae experienced all possible tragedy and to have mounted pain and suffering like steps into a high calm and a superhuman understanding.
The others look to Ma as a gauge of their own emotions; if she does not display hurt, they are not hurt. ...
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