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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all This quotation by Helen Keller demonstrated the risks that are involved in everyday life With every risk a person takes change comes hand in hand with it Some of the changes may be internal or external The external changes are easier to see than the internal changes but both changes occur in about the same way Change is a slow and gradual process that defines the true character of a persons personality A problem or crisis can often cause some of the most dramatic change in a person even if the change is forced In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck many of the characters undergo personal changes that leave a significant impact on their life Searching for acceptance within Jim Casy changed from a town preacher to part of the Joad family to a leader in John Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath In the beginning of the novel Jim Casys open mind permitted him to talk about his past to listen to other people and to realize the value of opinions At the beginning of the novel Jim Casy reflected on the main aspects that ruled his life as a preacher and as a person He told Tom Joad that he refused to be a preacher anymore because he had lost the spirit of God Casy felt that the people had lost the meaning of the spirit and that he could not preach anymore if he had lost it as well Steinbeck stressed the fact that all people change as they move through life and that the progression is often slow Jim Casy thought that maybe he was not really a preacher at all and that maybe he was just a regular person like the people that he had used to preach Jim Casy said I wasnt never really a preacher anyway Steinbeck This quotation by Jim Casy revealed his insecurity about his
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