The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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What does Tom discover about Casy and how is Casy different from what he once was in Grapes of Wrath?

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You can look up the full question here; it's question 11 from Chapters 19-30.

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Tom discovers that Jim Casy is a union organizer.  In contrast to the way he was when Tom last saw him, he is full of purpose and determination.  When Casy is attacked by men whose objective is to halt his union activity, Tom reacts with fury and fights back with deadly force.  He grabs the pick handle with which Casy has been killed and "club(s) a guy", perhaps killing him.

Jim Casy was a preacher, but by the time he set out west with the Joad family, he had given up his original calling.  Although people still looked up to him as a preacher, he could neither preach nor pray.  Bewildered...

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