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In the novel the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbach Steinbech develops a concept of manself Manself is a kind of self confidence that cant be taken away Three character in the novel that have manslef are Grandpa Ma and Mugsley Graves Grandpa is the oldest of the Jode family He has the last say in everything that the family does Grandpa decides right before the family is to leave for California that he isnt going to go with the family and that he is going to stay in the farm When the family forces him to go he dies in the emotional sense But it only takes a few days for his body to join his heart Ma is another character with manself Ma is the glue that holds the Jode family together Ma makes her way into the decision making process of the Jode family An unheard of idea in that time Ma lays with Grandmas dead body the whole way through the desert as to make sure that her familys journey through the desert does not get prospered The last character in the novel with manself is Musley Graves Musley decided he wasnt going to let the bank kick him off his own land Musley roams around his and the nearby farms in Oklahoma constantly hiding from the sheriffs and bank owners Manself is a theory that people who believe in themselves can be very effective and hard to change One person with their mind made up can change lots of peoples minds
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