The Grapes of Wrath

What key issue do the Joads face after Gramp's death?

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The key issue the Joad's face is what to do with Gramp's body. It's illegal to just dig a grave and bury him, but if they report the death they'll have to pay forty dollars to the undertaker. The family only has $150, which they need to get to California. Thus, they bury Grandpa and leave a note.


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