The Grapes of Wrath - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7. In a used car lot, the dealers plan how to swindle the hordes of departing people who are desperate for a vehicle. They know how badly migrants need vehicles so they sell vehicles with cracked batteries, torn tires, and engines full of sawdust for high prices. The farmers don't have any choice but to buy a car or they'll never get to California; the dealers gleefully rake in their money.

Chapter 8. Tom Joad and Jim Casy leave Muley and head towards Tom's Uncle John's farm. Tom tells Casy about his Uncle John, a widower who was never the same after his wife died. Tom finds his Pa in the bed of a truck and surprises him. They surprise his Ma, too, and they all celebrate Tom's return. Soon he is reunited with his Grampa and Granma and Tom's older brother, Noah—a quiet, introspective man.

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