Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 15
The chapter that was most engaging to me was chapter 15 because it shows the importance of friendliness. Mae, a waitress, was working one day when two truckers came in. She waited on them until a man with tattoos and his two sons ask for a loaf of bread. The waitress judges them and says "This ain't no grocery store. We got bread to make san'widges.". Finally she lets them buy it, after a nudge from her boss, and even sells them some candy at a cheaper price seeing the two boys drool over it. As the truckers watched they must've been impressed because they gave her a nice tip. This really shows how being kind to people you normally don't look twice for can help you in other ways as well. "Don't judge a book by it's cover" seemed to be a bit of a theme as well. I really liked this chapter because it showed that being kind and understanding to someone really makes an impression on others and helps them do the same.