Chapter 14 The Grapes of Wrath
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Steinbeck places revolution as the only viable way for the people to be treated with respect. Tom wonders why the workers don't form a union to fight mistreatment from land owners. He quickly finds out that activists or "instigators" are labelled communist and taken away by the police. Revolution is seen as a risky but ultimately heroic gesture of defiance against an oppressive system.