The Grapes of Wrath Film Summary & Analysis

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Characters

Tom Joad played by Henry Fonda

Description

Tom Joad is a young man who has just been released from prison after a stint for homicide. His family has been forced off their land because of the Great Depression, so he finds them and goes along to California where rumor has it there are jobs aplenty for everyone. Tom joins them in an effort to help out and finds that the difficulties are much worse than he ever expected.

Tom also invites Casy to come along with them. Although Tom tries to stay out of trouble, it seems that he just can't completely avoid it. When a man is attacked in the camp, Tom attacks the policeman. He is able to stay with the family, though, because Casy turns himself in to the police instead.

Later, Tom runs into Casy while in a new camp. Casy...

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