The Grapes of Wrath

“Woman can change better’n a man,” Ma tells Pa.“Woman got all her life in her arms. Man got it all in his head” (p. 423). Who adapts better during the journey to California, the Joad women or the Joad men? How do their responses to success and d

Are there times when men and women use their best talents in collaboration?

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Hey Johnny, you need to make your question shorter. Write the other suff in the additional info part. I think gender roles were pretty set in stone. They men and the women both tried to fulfill their duties even on the road. It was harder for men because their self-esteem was tied up in their ability to work and feed their families. Without work, they felt useless. Ma Joad kept the family together, she was the strongest. Ma Joad was an archetype of the strong female mother figure.Women like Ma Joad were able to keep the men from loosing all hope.

Thanks for the answer and yeah, I know, I will make my questions shorter, sorry.