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Tom Joad Tom Joad is the second son of Ma and Pa Joad. He becomes inspired to help common people. Read More
Ma Joad Ma is the wife of Pa Joad and the mother of Tom Joad. She becomes the leader of the Joad family. Read More
Pa Joad Pa is the husband of Ma Joad. Read More
Jim Casy Jim Casy is a friend of Tom Joad. He eventually inspires Tom to help people. Read More
Rose of Sharon Rose of Sharon is the daughter of Ma and Pa Joad. Read More
Al Joad Al Joad is the son of Ma and Pa Joad. He maintains the truck and eventually breaks free of his family. Read More
Uncle John Uncle John is the brother of Pa Joad. Read More
Connie Rivers Connie Rivers is the husband of Rose of Sharon, whom he abandons.
Grampa Joad Grampa Joad is Tom's grandfather. He dies soon after leaving Oklahoma.
Granma Joad Granma Joad is Tom's grandmother. She dies while traveling with her family across the desert.
Noah Joad Noah Joad is the son of Ma and Pa Joad. He leaves the family when they arrive in California.
Ruthie Joad Ruthie Joad is the younger daughter of Pa and Ma Joad.
Winfield Joad Windfield Joad is the youngest son of Ma and Pa Joad.
Floyd Knowles Floyd Knowles is a migrant worker who enlightens Tom about the unfair labor practices in California.
Ivy Wilson Ivy Wilson and his wife, Sairy, travel with the Joads to California.
Sairy Wilson Sairy Wilson and her husband, Ivy, travel with the Joads to California.
Muley Graves Muley Graves is a neighbor of the Joads in Oklahoma. He refuses to leave Oklahoma even though his family has left.
Ella Summers Ella Summers is a member of the Ladies Committee at the government camp.
Jessie Bullitt Jesse Bullitt is the chair of the Ladies Committee at the government camp.
Jule Vitela Jule Vitela is a worker at the government camp.
Lisbeth Sandry Lisbeth Sandry is a religious fanatic who scares Rose of Sharon.
Mrs. Wainwright Mrs. Wainwright is the mother of a family that shares a boxcar with the Joads in California.
Timothy Wallace Timothy Wallace is a man at the government camp who offers work to Tom.
Wilkie Wallace Wilkie Wallace is a young man at the government camp. He offers work to Tom.
Willie Eaton Willie Eaton is a worker at the government camp. He helps prevent a riot.
Aggie Aggie is the young woman who becomes engaged to Al Joad.
Camp proprietor The camp proprietor tells Tom he is a troublemaker.
Car salesmen The car salesmen take advantage of the tenant farmers.
Cook The cook is the person who encourages the waitress to sell food to a migrant family for a low price.
One-eyed man The one-eyed man is a self-pitying man stuck in a low-paying job.
Raggedy man The raggedy man tells the Joads how bad life in California is for the migrant workers.
Truck driver The truck driver is the man who gives Tom a lift.
Tractor driver The tractor driver is a selfish man concerned only with his own needs.
Waitress The waitress is the person who sells food to a migrant family for a low price.
Watchman The watchman works at the Weedpatch camp.
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