Not terribly long, but effective Thought it was creative and she liked the description
Description of character: Al Joad
Al Joad is a fairly skinny guy of medium built who starts out being
a cocky, self-conceited character. His only justifiable reason for
acting cocky is that his brother, Tom, killed a man and went to jail.
Al respects his brother and thinks of him as a man for having killed
another man. The fact of the matter is that Tom was only acting in
self defense. After a man came after Tom with a knife, Tom hit him
over the head with a shovel, and killing him in the process. Al
would receive complements all over town from people who recognize
him and being the brother of a man that was a killer. As soon as
Tom Joad comes home from prison, Al is a changed person. He is no
longer cocky and he almost resents his brother coming home so soon.
As the Joad family is forced to leave their home land and travel to
California, Al takes on a great responsibility. His job is to drive
the family and take complete care of the truck that they are driving.
Al takes his job very seriously and gets upset when anything happens
to the car. Emotionally, I would say Al has become very strong
throughout the novel. He starts out pretty depend on the 'glory'
of his brother, but he takes his responsibilities seriously. I see
Al as being a crucial character later in the novel. He is the kind
of person that needs motivation from the start, but once he gets
going, he won't stop.
Oklahoma could best be described as one large dustbowl. All rain
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