The Grapes of Wrath

How does Timothy Wallace's failure to introduce himself by name illustrate the theme of moving from concern for the individual to concern for the community?

Chapter 22

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Concern for the community is evident in the fact that Timothy Wallace came to meet the family (along with Wilkie) as members of the elected central committee. They are greeting the family not as individuals but as representative of the whole community.


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