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The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck is a story about a familys epic Struggles of survival during the time of the depression Tom the eldest son of the Joad Family finds himself in a unique when he must leave his home and head out to California with his family As Tom and his family headed West on their journey he found himself as the leader of the family after his grandpa had died and his father was not thinking straight Throughout the journey Tom and his mother took care of the family and did the best they could to maintain order in the familyTom was a good reasonable person Sure he had been locked in Prison for four years but that was only because he got in a drunken fight and killed a man with a shovel But Tom was only defending himself he didnt mean to kill the man but he did In prison Tom kept to himself and didnt talk much He probably figured that was the only way he was going to get out of prison sooner And his patience paid off because he was released in four years instead of seven When Tom got home he realized that nothing was left All of the houses were torn down and everyone was gone If Tom hadnt seen his old neighbor Muley he might have never seen his family again After Muley had told Tom that his family was with his Uncle John he set out to his Uncles house with his old friend Casy As soon as Toms mother saw him standing in the doorway she was so happy that Her head sank slowly to her side and the fork she was holding in her hand hit the floor Steinbeck 80 After Tom had re-acquainted himself with everyone in his family they all sat down and had breakfast After breakfast they all discussed and planned their journey to CaliforniaAfter Tom
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