Even though Pa Joad is still there, he is not much of a provider for them, which is why Ma Joad stepped up and tried her hardest to be a good leader for the family and keep them together. For example, instead of having people get off the truck when it got too heavy, Ma burned some of her own possessions, as a sacrifice she made to keep her family together. In the beginning of the novel, she would not have done this. She would have most likely thought it was Pa Joad’s responsibility to make sacrifices for his family. However, her role changed, and so did her personality.
In conclusion, Ma Joad is a character that throughout the book grows as a symbol of human love. She is also a strong tie for the family that develops even more so throughout the whole book. The very family oriented Ma Joad is a main character in this book, who is also written as an indirect character that the author describes in vivid
Doyle that “She was, like a mother, easier to annoy than please and, like a father, careful to display authority. She always mentioned ‘rescue’ and ‘courage’ and ‘kindness’ ”（ Choy 200-201）. Thus Miss. Doyle was Sekky’s life mentor who guided him to pick the right way that he should be kind, justice and brave.
Grapes of Wrath From the Red country to the “great” land of California the Joads took on a whole new life. During their travels they encountered many hardships and accomplishments, trying to find a place to live and grow as a family. Nothing comes easy to the Joads, they have worked for everything they have, they never gave up. “Woman can change better’n a man,” Ma tells Pa. “Woman got all her life in her arms.
As a reader, it is evident that through Leroy’s struggle with stagnation, through Norma Jean recognizing that she needs to change her life, and through Mabel's(Norma Jean’s mother) insistence upon uniting the couple, that stagnation, and progression does not mix well. Leroy’s stagnation begins when his injury causes him to discontinue his job and return home to Kentucky. He returns to his wife Norma Jean; who has been working, and going about her life without him. Settling back into this new chapter of his life; not only has he noticed the
You might say that my mom is more strict and would like everything to go her way while my dad is more layed back and tries to compromise to make everyone happy. I have noticed that within my family the decisions are made to please the needs of the one who made them to help the family as they see fit. In the media families are, still, mostly portrayed with a working father, a stay at home mom and a few children. Like most families today, my family does not really fall under that category.
There is a moment in the film when Mister tells Pete that “You can’t help but love your mom, but you don’t have to like her.” Mister doesn’t have love for his mother, while Beah wishes his mom was still alive. The different circumstances they face fuel their different perspectives on family, and it reveals how different opinions reveal around the world. Many people have different experiences throughout their lives that fuel their perspectives on life, people, and the world in
Throughout the whole story Anne appreciates and respects her father. And Anne prefers to go to her father with problems rather than her mother. Compare and contrast the relationship between Anne and Peter at the beginning of the play and later on in the play. At the beginning of the play Anne did not pay attention to Peter.
Regarding parental roles, ! Kung mothers are often the ones who deal with correcting their child’s behavior (Draper). However, this is usually only because, generally, mothers are the closest to their children physically at any given time. Children are not raised to fear their fathers or male authority. Even though mothers are typically those who spend the most time with their children, the fathers are still heavily involved.
She accepted a marriage proposal out of expected behaviors of her era. With her husband’s constant on the road business schedule, Betty’s feelings of isolation festered. 5. What is the crisis experienced in Erikson’s seventh stage of psychosocial development? How did Betty resolve this stage?
Mainly, the scenes were both Kay and Arnold are expressing their feelings but neither one of them is listening to one another. The depiction of Kay and Arnold represents a common issue between married couples in our time, and that is the lack of interpersonal communication. It became apparent that Kay and Arnold remained married for so many years with the purpose of raising their children together. It is also easy to suggest that throughout the years they both became focus on other areas of their lives that they neglected their needs and consequently, they grow apart. This area warrant further reflection because it is easy to neglect our husband/wife once we become comfortable within our marriage.
The Grapes of Wrath is the story of the Joads, a family of farmers who, like many other families during the great depression, were forced from their land by landowners and banks. Throughout the story, the major theme that is seen consistently is discrimination. Tom Joad, the main character of the film, is released from jail on probation to find that his family is gone, and his land and home are completely vacant. Due to the drought and poor farming conditions in Oklahoma during the 1930’s, otherwise known as a region inside the “Dust Bowl”, the Joads only option was to head west to California which they were told was rich with opportunity and work. So, they travel across the nation on route 66, making several stops along the way, witnessing instances of both discrimination and generosity.
In the Grapes of Wrath, two women appear in the beginning of the novel and was continuously having an active part of the story. As the story progresses, it has shown that the men slowly start to lose hope while strong women appear. Ma Joad and Rose of Sharon being to show a more dependable side to them to help keep the family together. Ma Joad was portrayed as the strong wife and mother she was in the Joad family. She valued the family more than she did herself, and because of this helped keep the family stable and together.
In the psychological community, behavior is thought to be heavily influenced by situation as well as inner character. This extends to the psychological and moral aspects, as Pauline Hopkins so eloquently states. They say the best way to see what a character is truly made of is to break them. In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck deftly executes this by putting each and every character through rigorous trials and tribulations. Some rise up to meet the challenge head on, while others fade away.
In Chapter 8, Dr. Ross Greene focuses on understanding when children try to meet expectations, they will encounter the different difficulties at different times (p.111). In infancy, the baby will not use words to convey their ideas. Feeding, sleeping, self-soothing, and development of social abilities are the main expectations. Infants are constantly evolving to reactions and abilities to meet these expectations. After children become toddlers, they have significant progress in the field of communication and movement.