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Grapes of Wrath: Character Crossword

the second and younger Joad daughter, who has a fiery relationship to her brother Winfield: the two are intensely dependent upon one another and fiercely competitive.
a former preacher who gave up his ministry out of a belief that all human experience is holy. Often the moral voice of the novel, articulates many of its most important themes, among them the sanctity of the people and the essential unity of all mankind. He went to prison in tom's stead.
good-natured and thoughtful and makes do with what life hands him, killed a man and has been separated from his family for four years, he does not waste his time with regrets, has moral certainty throughout the novel that imbues him with strength and resolve. He earns the awed respect of his family members as well as the workers he later organized into unions.
Rose of Sharon’s husband, an unrealistic dreamer who abandons the Joads after they reach California.
Tom’s uncle, who, years ago, refused to fetch a doctor for his pregnant wife when she complained of stomach pains. He has never forgiven himself for her death, and he often dwells heavily on the negligence he considers a sin.
an Oklahoma tenant farmer who has been evicted from his farm, A plainspoken, good-hearted, directs the effort to take the family to California. Once there, unable to find work and increasingly desperate, finds himself looking to Ma Joad for strength and leadership, though he sometimes feels ashamed of his weaker position.
Tom’s younger brother, a sixteen-year-old boy obsessed with cars and girls, is vain and cocky but an extremely competent mechanic, and his expertise proves vital in bringing the Joads, as well as the Wilsons, to California. He idolizes Tom, but by the end of the novel he has become his own man.
oldest of Ma and Pa Joad’s daughters, and Connie’s wife. An impractical, petulant, and romantic young woman, she begins the journey to California pregnant with her first child, has grand notions of making a life for themselves in a city. Her husband abandons her, and her child is born dead. By the end of the novel, she matures considerably, and possesses, the reader learns with surprise, something of her mother’s indomitable spirit and grace.
ten years old and the youngest of the Joad children. Ma worries for his well-being, fearing that without a proper home he will grow up to be wild and rootless.
Tom’s older brother, slightly deformed since his birth. He's slow and quiet and he leaves his family behind at a stream near the California border.
a woman who knowingly and gladly fulfills her role as “the citadel of the family.” She is the healer of the family’s ills and the arbiter of its arguments, and her ability to perform these tasks grows. And she eventually becomes the "glue" of the family, as the novel progresses.