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Throughout history man has made many journeys far and wide Moses great march though the Red Sea and Columbus crossing of the Atlantic Ocean are only a few of mans greatest voyages Even today great journeys are being made In every instances people have had to rise above themselves and over come emence odds The Joads did just that by traveling to California to find work Steinbeck shows one aspect of this real life journey by displaying it by a turtle and its struggle to reach the other side of a road As the turtle is about to reach his goal it is returned to its original location but it does not waver in its determination and continues across the road until it reaches the other side The Joad family and Casy identify with this the most because the undergo tremendous heartache yet they stay true to their plans and never give up They are faced with death and sickness but they never give up Steinbeck wrote In the evening a strange thing happened twenty families became one family the children were the children of all the loss of home became one loss and the golden time in the West was one dream This was what the Joads were searching for they wanted to feel like they belonged Ma was the one who was mostly searching for this This is her journey to keep the family together Her belief that a broken-family will not be able to accomplish anything This is displayed by her not allowing the two cars to split and arrive at California at different times when one of the cars breaks down as they are leaving Oklahoma Ma says I aint a-gonna go The only way shell let the family break up is if pa whips her and makes her go Pas journey is displayed by his trying to fit in and make a difference He does not handle this move very
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