My favorite chapter in the book is chapter 11. This is my favorite chapter because it’s short, but also because it’s descriptive for example on page 115 when he says “And when a horse stops work and goes into the barn there is life and vitality, there is breathing and a warmth, and the feet shift on the straw, and the jaws champ on the hay, and the ears and eyes are alive.” This just really stood out to me because I was able to see the horses standing on the straw and I could them champing on the hay and I could see the eyes and ears and hear the breathing. The theme that I thought was important was the theme of abandonment; people just dropped everything and left. I thought that was important because people were very attached the their land it was how they lived and fed their own families, so just having to leave everything and not know where you will end up or if you will find work is just mind blowing
My favorite passage is from the same chapter and on page 115 as well. “The heat goes out of it like the living heat leaves a corpse.” This I my favorite passage because I think it’s interesting how he compares the tractor and the heat leaving it to heat leaving a human corpse.he gones on later to talk about how the farmers didn’t come to the fields and that put the heat or worth of living out of somebody.