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The Grapes of Wrath - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

The Wilsons and Joads are traveling together as they cross the Oklahoma border into Texas. Granma's health declines from the unrelenting heat, but the family must push on and care for her the best they can. Rose of Sharon shares her hopes and dreams for her new life, and tells Ma that Connie intends to study to become a repairman and have his own appliance store one day. Rose of Sharon is pleased that her unborn child will have all the things that she did not have when growing up.

The little caravan's luck takes a turn for the worse when Ivy Wilson's car breaks down another time. Ivy suggests that the Joads complete the trip without the Wilsons because it will take a couple of days to get the car repaired. In order to expedite the possibility of finding work, Tom suggests that he and Casy...

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