The Dust Bowl drought has killed all the farmer’s crops and the land has lost it’s richness. Tom decides to travel with his family, even though he’s going against parole rules by leaving the state. The Joads travel west with all twelve members of the family and Casey piled into an old truck. The trip to California proves to be hard when their grandpa dies just days after their departure. Truck problems are regular occurrences and the penetrating heat tires the migrating family.
This is why many people continually criticize his actions. Chris went into the wild thinking he would be fine with just “a .22-caliber rifle and a 10-pound bag of rice and lived there for more than 100 days, hunting and foraging” (Saverin). Chris didn’t have nearly enough supplies to get survive. Chris eventually realized this but when he tried to turn back, the Teklanika River he had crossed getting there rose, rendering it impassable. This river would eventually take the life of another person.
Throughout the progression of the story, Keesh faces many challenges that he must overcome. For example, after his father, Bok, died, people forgot the deed of his father, which was to end famine in the village. Keesh and his mother came to live in the poorest igloo and they didn’t have the same quantity and quality of meat as the strong hunters. They received meat that was old, rough and had an unusual quantity of bones. In addition, when Keesh showed the “blood that ran in his veins and the manhood that stiffened his back” and confronted the elders, both the elders and Keesh got angry.
There wasn’t any pavement, or cement street, roads were simply made out of rocks, and mud, and dirt. And the only mean of transportation was cows. Nevertheless, my friend’s dad always stopped by his neighbor’s house, the two boys grew up together and they’ve always walked alongside each other to get water. When Mr. Shoe, my friend’s dad, was fifteen, his friend died of malaria, so from then on; he had to walk to the well by himself. One day, while coming back from the well, Mr. Shoe heard running footsteps coming from behind him.
However, he seems very proficient at hunting. He says that is the only way he keep alive, living off what God gives him from the land and water. He was son to Frances William and Eliza William. His father died in the war. Because of his size and ability to cook, William Barker did not go to war.
He was born on February 12, 1809 in a one room log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm, in southeast Hardin county Kentucky. His father (Thomas Lincoln) was a poverty stricken frontiersman after losing his farm, which along with his wife (Nancy Hanks Lincoln) and other children had to work hard everyday for the necessities of life. Lincoln was no stranger to hard work; he split logs plowed his families land and used his carpentry skills around the farm. He did prefer reading and learning to the hard work which caused a strained relationship between he and his father. He only received 18 months of formal education and was largely self educated.