The Grapes of Wrath
Description of character: Al Joad
Al Joad is a fairly skinny guy of medium built who starts out being
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.
longer cocky and he almost resents his brother coming home so soon.
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
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