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Test 12 Short - The Grapes of Wrath Short Answer Unit Test 2 Emily Rushton 1"There aint no sin and there aint no virtue Theres just stuff people do

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The Grapes of Wrath Short Answer Unit Test 2 Emily Rushton 12/11/06 1. “There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue. There’s just stuff people do. It’s all part of the same thing. Maybe all men got one big soul ever’body’s a part of.” (chapter 4, page 30) When Jim Casy stated this, he was referring to the concept of “oversoul” and the virtue of all men being one. What he meant by “there ain’t no sin” is that some men have to sin to survive. The ‘monster” or banking system takes money and land from people, and puts them out of their houses without so much as a tear. It would seem sinful to be so cruel, but that is their job. “Maybe all men have one big soul” is referring to “oversoul”, which is a concept where all men a re connected; if one person hurts, then everyone will hurt. If one person is happy; everyone is happy. Everything being part of the same thing relates to the bank taking from the men and the men being poor and trying to survive. One person has to lose for another person to gain. 2. “But where does it stop? Who can we shoot? I don’t aim to starve to death before I kill the man that’s starving me.” (chapter 5, page 49) During the Great Depression and the dust bowl, the banks took away many homes due to foreclosure. Families were so frustrated with “the monster” as is was referred to, or the banking system, because it had taken everything from them. The men were mostly pride-stripped and wanted someone or something to lash out at, and blame for their misfortune. This quote is significant because it shows the nature of the men and their misplaced anger towards the bank workers and foreclosure officers. They didn’t want to starve to death until they sought revenge on those who were responsible. However, it wasn’t people that were to blame; it was a blood thirsty system or capitalism that spared no one. 3. “They’s too much of it to split up to men’s or women’s work. You got stuff to do. Leave me salt the meat.” (chapter 10, page 138) When the Joad family was packing their things to move to California, Ma was doing most of the work. While in the kitchen, Jim Casy told her to leave and to let
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him salt the meat. He did this to stop separating “men’s” work from “women’s” work. They were all working together, and there was no reason that Jim couldn’t do women’s work so that they could get packed and leave as soon as they could. Jim was breaking the barrier of gender based work, and showed that he wasn’t too
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Test 12 Short - The Grapes of Wrath Short Answer Unit Test 2 Emily Rushton 1"There aint no sin and there aint no virtue Theres just stuff people do

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