The Grapes of Wrath - Study Guide Chapters 26 and 27 Summary & Analysis

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Life in the government camp has been the best experience on the road for the Joads, but Winfield, the youngest boy, has fallen ill due to lack of proper nutrition. The family has been here for one month, but Tom is the only one who has found any work--and that was for only five days. Ma insists that something must change, and Pa and the other men are frustrated and embarrassed that they cannot find even temporary jobs. The pleasant conditions at the camp make the family reluctant to leave, but Ma insists they move on in the morning because they are all in danger of starving to death if they do not find work. Pa is uncomfortable seeing Ma in this new assertive role and feels doubly inadequate to provide for his family now.

Early the next morning, the Joads leave the government camp...

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