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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

Religion Quotes

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Quote #7

[Tom Joad:] "Maybe all men got one big soul ever'body's a part of." (4.41)

Why do you think Tom Joad is so taken with Casy's belief in one giant human soul? What exactly does Casy mean by "one big soul?"

Quote #8

[Casy:] "Maybe I can preach again. Folks out lonely on the road, folks with no lan', no home to go to. They got to have some kind of home." (6.108)

Casy genuinely wants to help people. His intentions are good, and his heart is big. Does the fact that he slept with women when he was a preacher make him lose his credibility as a spiritual leader?

Quote #9

[Casy:] "All that's holy, all that's what I didn' understan'. All them things is the good things." (10.39)

The details of everyday life are holy to Casy – not people's dreams, aspirations, or goals, but the nitty-gritty details of living.

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