Al: Ain't you gonna look back, Ma? Give the old place a last look? Ma Joad: We're goin' to California, ain't we? Alright then, let's go to California. Al: That don't sound like you, Ma. You never was like that before. Ma Joad: I never had my house pushed over before. Never had my family stuck out on the road. I never had to lose everything I had in life.