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The Grapes of Wrath Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 12, 13, 14, and 15 Summary

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Chapters 12, 13, 14, and 15 Summary

The main highway traveled by the escaping tenant farmers is Highway 66, which weaves from Mississippi to Bakersfield, California. Because this is the best route for this westward trip, the scene is a mass exodus of cars carrying displaced families to the hope of a better life in California. In addition to the uncertainty of the life that awaits them, the families travel in a state of anxiety about the possibility of car troubles, which they can ill afford to repair.

In the Joad vehicle, Al drives the family because of his mechanical expertise with automobiles. Al's apprehension about the huge load burdening the old car extends to his fears about the family's new life. Ma calms Al by telling him that there is no good in anticipating trouble and that they will manage whatever comes their way. When the Joads stop to refuel, Al is...

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