The industrial tractor gave place to an agricultural revolution. The tractor forced a bigger investment of capital in agricultural machinery, because the old machines tractive animal not if they adaptavam to it, and, to be lucrative, it had necessity to use it intensively and to have, as surplus, great variety of equipment to fulfill to all the types of tasks. The great inversion of capital represented for the new machinery demanded for turn great farms, with great businesses that became possible the amortization. (they ibidem, P. 109). Inside of this new logic, these families already did not have more space to produce in small amount. She only remained to them to migrar for some place that them of this work and one better life condition.
The Joad family, as well as as much others, prepared for a great trip route to the West. It was seen in the West, California, a possibility of change of life condition, that is, a chance to work and to obtain to join money. However, such perspective if configured in frustration, therefore the people in the West live in pssimas conditions, working for wages baixssimos. – … I knew I subject that he was there of California. … And then it said that it has much people looking for work back in the land of it. diss? that the staff who works in the harvests of fruits lives in dirty places and nor has what to eat right.
The wages are very low, and thus same op is well difficult to arrange work (. cit., P. 113). The houses in the field had been abandoned, and consequentemente the fields also. What life way now was only the tractors. More is not had the linking of the man with the land, the driver of the tractor does not have bond none with the place, does not feel love for the land, much less the linking of the man with it.