The place in which a person finds themselves geographically/physical does greatly influence actions and character of a person. Tom Joad was born and raised in an Oklahoma farm this itself has a great influence in who he becomes because had he been born in a city he might not have gone through this journey to California at all. Tom’s time in Jail also affects who he becomes, coming from a farm the reader can assume that Tom is accustomed to farm work/ hard physical work. During the time Tom is in prison we know he’s been doing some kind of physical work using his hand as the truck driver notices giving light on the subject to the reader. The truck driver asks if Tom’ “been doing a job” to which Tom answers honestly saying “he has” based on the truck drivers next line it tells the reader that it would be ...
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...een completely necessary. Plus does being an “okie” make you any less of an american or human being to be treated in such manner?
So a person is affected by others around them ,where they might be, what class or culture they were brought up in. These things do really affect just as much or more so than destiny or chance. For many can be tossed into the same or similar situations but who the person is determines the outcome. Where the person is may limit their choices, as the law may be an issue or the climate isn’t right. Those around said person may discourage or encourage them altering the results. What culture/class the person is a part of will be a huge factor in what said person becomes their morals, religion all plays a part in who the person is and who that person will become. The world around the person and the choices of said person determines who they are.
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