The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck
Reverend Casy Timeline and Summary
- While chilling under a tree, Casy encounters and immediately recognizes Tom Joad.
- For dinner that night, Reverend Casy eats rabbit with Tom Joad and Muley Graves.
- Later on, Casy camps in a riverbed with Tom and Muley.
- Tom and Casy make their way to Uncle John Joad's house.
- While Tom reunites with his family, Casy lays low. He doesn't want to intrude.
- After much begging from the Joads, Casy agrees to say a prayer before breakfast.
- Reverend Casy asks the Joads if he can join them on their way to California.
- When Grampa's body is buried by the side of Route 66, Casy offers a prayer.
- While Tom and Al go get supplies to fix the Wilson's touring car, Casy chills with the car and makes sure no one tampers with it.
- Uncle John confesses to Casy.
- Reverend Casy talks to Tom at the Hooverville camp about how grim the situation is, and about how it's time for him to leave the Joad family.
- Reverend Casy kicks a policeman in the back of the head before the policeman can shoot at Floyd Knowles.
- When the police come looking for the man who knocked out the mean deputy, Casy turns himself in.
- Over a month later, Casy is reunited with Tom one night when Tom stumbles across his campsite.
- Reverend Casy introduces Tom to his buddies and tells him stories of prison life, stories of revolution and rebellion.
- When they hear the sound of footsteps, Casy and Tom flee the campsite and try to escape.
- Someone catches Casy and Tom and drives a pick axe into Casy's head.