The Grapes of Wrath - Chapters 23-24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23. The migrants entertain themselves. They tell stories to one another of wars fought, of the wealthy. They do whatever it takes to distract them. They can get drunk. They play music: harmonicas, guitars, fiddles. When the music starts, the migrants dance and are merry. And they seek God: preachers hold revivals and baptise the migrants who will listen. They all struggle to get by.

Chapter 24. In the government camp, everyone prepares for the dance to be held that night. They know men are going to try to start a fight so the cops can call it a riot and enter the camp, and so the camp men prepare to stop them. The Joads get ready for the dance: Tom will help watch for troublemakers, Rose of Sharon only wants to sit on the sidelines, and Al goes to look for girls. Rose of Sharon fears men...

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