The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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In The Grapes of Wrath, are there any specific examples or textual evidences of Tom Joad becoming the disciple of Jim Casy or acting as his disciple?

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Throughout this novel Jim Casy, whose initials, J. C., clearly point to his Christ-like status, acts as the moral moutpiece of Steinbeck. The relationship between Jim and Tom is particularly interesting, as we that more and more Tom becomes influenced by Jim's example, finally deciding after Jim's death to pledge his life to living by the same kind of moral values that Jim himself lived under:

Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll...

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