The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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What does the tenant farmer mean when he says "Joe Davis's boy" is acting against his own people?

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In chapter 5 of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, Joe Davis’s boy becomes a symbol of the changing times. Before, many men would be hired in order to work the land; however, now a tractor can do the same work quicker using less manpower. By using tractors instead of the men, the companies are able to make more money.

Because fewer men are being hired, they...

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