The chapter that stood out the most to me was chapter 7, when the car salesmen Jim was trying to sell cars to the people that were headed to California to look for a jobs and a better life for their family. The reason this chapter stood out to me the most was because of Jim’s harsh words and lies that he would tell his customers. He was stealing people’s money by cheating them and filling the cars with sawdust and replacing the good quality engines with engines that were cracked. It was hard to believe that this guy could be so mean when he knew that the travelers needed their money for survival and they had already been through so much with the tenants and their land.
I think the theme in chapter 7 shows that no matter what disaster hits the community it’s important we help each other and stick together whereas the sales mean were being greedy and wanting more for themselves for example on page 87 the salesmen is giving the customer a hard time for not wanting to buy and his making him feel guilty as if he has wasted his time since he decided he doesn’t want to buy the car now.