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In the story The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback there are many examples of togetherness and guidance There is a small amount of individualism in the story but there is more acts of kindness and warmth than any displays of independence The Joad family acts as a whole unit instead of many individuals They help and assist others in need even though they are in need as well They would rather suffer themselves than for someone else to undergo suffering and endless pain They would give up anything they have for someone to be happy and at peace The Joad family is very loving helpful and does not show any signs of selfishness or greed While the Joad family is on their journey to the west they do not have much food or money but they still did anything to help others out For example one day they saw another family on the side of the road and stopped to help them They ended up taking the family and making an even larger family unit by combining the families Each member associated and talked to one other which made the time they were all together pleasant and helpful They all used each others knowledge to help them along with their journey Even though both families had never met during their life they came together and helped each other out in times of need Another genuine characteristic of the Joad family is their sense of putting themselves in danger before others A family member would rather be hurt or in danger themselves than for their loved ones to be in trouble An example of this trait is when Ma rebels once Tom and Casy said theyd stay and let the family go on She said that if she went then they would have to beat her to go because she was not going to let the family split apart This shows
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