The Grapes of Wrath

How does the turtle function as a symbol and what could be a theme for the novel?

From chapters 1-5

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In order to answer this question, we first have to remember that the turtle was trying desperately to cross the road before Tom picks it up and puts it in his coat. Its slow but determined quest is very similar to the Joad family's. This theme of determination against all odds could also serve as a theme for the novel.