The Joads find themselves at a U. S. Department of Agriculture Camp;. In many ways, this camp is quite different from the migrant camps they have experienced elsewhere. Use specific information to compare this camp to non-governmental camps for migrants.
What bigger point is the author/director making regarding the federal government?
The government camp is a camp subsidized by the government. Ma Joad is shocked that they are actually treated with dignity. There new working showers, toilets, and kitchens with food. It is also governed by the migrants themselves and off-limits for police officers without a warrant. This is in contact to the poverty and constant police harassment that they had to endure in the private company camps.