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Kyle Judah Period 3 The Revolution That Could Not Be In the book The Grapes of Wrath we encounter the character of Jim Casy a former preacher and advocate for basic human rights Jim attempts to spearhead a revolution to end the brutal domination of the migrant workers by the farm owners However this revolution fails and Jim is murdered in the process By examining Jims character and his actions we can see that his revolution was destined for failure because of certain character traits that Jim possesses such as desiring passive resistance turning the other cheek and a willingness to sacrifice himself These are detrimental to his efforts because without Jim as the leader for this revolution it has no chance of success In the book Jim wishes to rebel against the type of slavery that the farmers have created for the migrant laborers The farmers drive down wages in order to reduce the laborers to beings that are subhuman and starving them and their families By doing this the farmers hope to have the laborers work for virtually free and increase their profit from the crops We can see this type of tyrannical oppression when Mr Thomas says I dont know how long it can go on I dont know how you men can feed a family on what you get now We can interpret this to mean that the wages are so low the Wallaces can barely buy food let alone minor luxuries Mr Thomas also believes that the wage cuts can only go on for so long before someone attempts to stop the farmers This is the role that Jim fills starting a strike against the peach picking camp in an attempt to force the wages higher Despite the difference in time periods this is very much like a modern day Union where workers of one type all agree to stop working until they receive a higher pay
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