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Unformatted text preview: both of them start communicating. The novel says that man’s relationship with nature is a major conflict. Man’s relation with nature has always been a rough patch in human history. Natural disasters, droughts, and others have plagued mankind for years. For this specific situation, the drought that caused the Dust Bowl had a huge impact on the story, the crazy drought affected the family mentally and physically. The drought obviously hurt the farm of the family, but the drought took a terrible toll on the mental aspect of the family. After the death of the mother, Billie Jo and her father would not speak to each other, not only because of the death but also because the environment has terrible. The family was not making much money, and Pa went out and got drunk, causing the family to lose most of their money. (315 Words)...
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- Spring '08
- English, Billie Jo