The Grapes of Wrath: They're Paying Good Wages
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A crowd of men is intrigued at the opportunity to be paid fair wages as orange pickers in the West. Even though handbill says that 800 pickers are needed, one of the men quickly tries to discourage the crowd from the seemingly lucrative opportunity.

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  1. What brought hard times to these men?
  2. Why are fair wages important?
  3. Why does the man try to discourage them from going out for the advertised job?

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