"But I like to think how nice it's gonna be, maybe, in California. Never cold. An' fruit
ever'place, an' people just bein' in the necest places, little white houses in among the orange trees. I wonder- that
is, if we all get jobs an' all work- maybe we can get one of them little white houses. An' the little fellas go out
an' pick oranges right off the tree."
-The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 10, page 124
This passage, spoken by Ma, summates the general idea of all the Oklahoma farmers looking to move West to
California. It is described as an ever prosperous place of warmth, fetility, and fruitfulness. The connection
between the two texts is uncanny.
"An' I got to thinkin', Ma- most of the preachin' is about the poor we shall have always with us, an' if you got
nothin', why, jus' fol' your hands an' to hell with it, you gonna git ice cream on gol' plates when you're dead."
-The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 28, page 571
This quote from Tom happens to state "ice cream on gol' plates when you're dead," a direct reference to milk and honey
in the land of Canaan. Ice cream, being a dairy product of frozen milk, and gold plates, being a form of 'golden honey,'
is obvious. Being received in death, at the end of a long journey such as life, relates the gifts of ice cream and gold
plates to the gifts of milk and honey at the end of a long journey to Canaan.
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