The Grapes of Wrath - Study Guide Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3. Along the barren highway, a land turtle slowly crawls along. A stem of wild oat catches around his leg and is carried with him. The turtle struggles over the edge of the highway and makes his way across. A sedan swerves to miss the turtle and nearly skids off the road. Then a truck barrels along and hits the turtle: the front wheel clips its shell and spins it off the highway. The turtle slowly pulls itself upright and crawls off the road. The stem of oat falls from the turtle, and three of the seeds are pushed into the ground.

Chapter 4. Tom Joad watches the truck disappear, removes his shoes, and then begins to walk down a dirt road. Tom sees the turtle crawling through the dust and captures it in his coat. In the shade of a willow tree, Joad meets Jim Casy, an...

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