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by John Steinbeck

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What will happen to the Joads when there are no more crops to be harvested in California in The Grapes of Wrath?

The Joads will be in a desperate situation when there are no more crops to be harvested in California in The Grapes of Wrath. They have nothing left and are facing hunger, homelessness, and possible starvation. They can either use their wrath to revolt or try to work in solidarity with others. The generosity and spirit they show at the end of the novel suggests they will work to build solidarity.

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The Joads are facing a desperate situation of hunger, homelessness, and possible starvation as winter comes, and there are no more crops to be harvested. They make decent money harvesting cotton, but because there are so many workers, the work runs out quickly. As Pa Joad says as he spends the last of their money on food:

Seems like our life’s over and done.

Ma, however, thinks all the...

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