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Not terribly long but effective Thought it was creative and she liked the description Description of character Al Joad Al Joad is a fairly skinny guy of medium built who starts out being a cocky self-conceited character His only justifiable reason for acting cocky is that his brother Tom killed a man and went to jail Al respects his brother and thinks of him as a man for having killed another man The fact of the matter is that Tom was only acting in self defense After a man came after Tom with a knife Tom hit him over the head with a shovel and killing him in the process Al would receive complements all over town from people who recognize him and being the brother of a man that was a killer As soon as Tom Joad comes home from prison Al is a changed person He is no longer cocky and he almost resents his brother coming home so soon As the Joad family is forced to leave their home land and travel to California Al takes on a great responsibility His job is to drive the family and take complete care of the truck that they are driving Al takes his job very seriously and gets upset when anything happens to the car Emotionally I would say Al has become very strong throughout the novel He starts out pretty depend on the glory of his brother but he takes his responsibilities seriously I see Al as being a crucial character later in the novel He is the kind of person that needs motivation from the start but once he gets going he wont stop Setting Description Oklahoma could best be described as one large dustbowl All rain has ceased to fall The dry wind wisps through the air and gathers dirt If you listen closely enough it
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