The Grapes of Wrath

how does the rain affect the lives of the migrants? of what importance is building the dike, even it it breaks? how does ma know they will survive?

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The migrants cannot harvest in the rain. Building the dike gives them sense of purpose even though they know it will not hold. Ma Joad is the bedrock of the family, she knows they will persevere if they can stay together.