Theme Of Death In East Of Eden Steinbeck

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As a new life begins it also gradually starts to follow death. As distinguished in the novel, East of Eden, death is perceived in many ways, which often dictates one's approach to life because some individuals approach death with a practical view while others have an idealistic view on death.

Death is a reality that occurs in every individual life and the perspective of that individual towards death determines how they decide to live life. In East of Eden Steinbeck often compared Liza and Samuel Hamilton to their outlooks on death and how death had impacted their lives. Compared to Samuel, Liza had a more practical view of death and "accepted the world as she accepted the bible...she did not like death but she knew it existed, and when it

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