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    Monsters In many of the current super hero movies, the hero fights the evil villain and sometimes monsters. This is a common theme in the early epics as well. Monsters could be literal monsters of fiction, or monsters can represent people who have turned evil. Another common theme is the monsters being defeated by the heroes. This helps to reinforce the idea that heroes are the slayers of evil and to a degree cannot be conquered. Monsters serve the purpose of making the heroes challenge…

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    which are often paired together due to their similar nature are the tales of Cain and Abel from the book of Genesis and Livy’s Romulus and Remus. The resolutions in these stories had outcomes which established ideologies on sacrificial violence and transformed the tales into founding stories. However, they are two very different kinds of founding stories which is never taken into consideration, with Cain and Abel being more of a founding story on morality, which condemned murder and sacrificial…

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    Certainly the Bible says explicitly that Cain was a 'tiller of the ground ', while Abel was a "keeper of sheep '”.(Maccoby). This is one explanation of why Abel 's offering was accepted better than Cain 's however “If anything, tilling the ground was the more respected during the period of occupation of the Holy Land, came a time (in the post Biblical period) when sheep-raising…

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    Since the dawn of time, the forces of evil have always tried to gain an upper hand over the forces of good. The battles between these two forces have transcended time in both different places and in different forms. In every culture, there are always background stories of creation and the battles that are waged between the two forces of light and dark. As a result, stories and legends are passed down from generation to generation. In Beowulf, an epic poem translated by Burton Raffel, there are…

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    Years later, Adam marries Cathy and she gives birth to twin boys, the next generation of Trask brothers. The two, Caleb and Aaron are another direct comparison to Cain and Abel, as well as proof of the narrator’s theory that good and evil lives on through human generations. The narrator maintains that since the beginning of time with the first humans, Adam and Eve, good and evil are two inevitable forces that are passed down…

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    The classic story of Cain and Abel can easily be shown as a parallel to two sets of brothers and one set of women in East of Eden: Charles and Adam, Cal and Aron, and Cathy and Abra. These characters compare very closely to the famous Biblical characters not only by the letter beginning their names but by their behavior and the way they were treated. The ties between these character help us, as readers, see the true underlying meaning of this book and interpret the work as a whole in a…

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    have made him awkward” (Golding 6). He also has a charismatic personality which attracts the other boys: “there was a stillness about Ralph as he sat that marked him out” (Golding 10). This type of amiable characterization of Ralph is akin to that of Abel from the Bible whom “the Lord looked with favor” in Genesis 4:4 because of their shared protagonistic statuses (Fitzgerald 81). Comparatively, a character named Jack Merridew exemplifies qualities of Cain from the Bible. Unlike Ralph, Jack is…

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    constructed based on the biblical Adam as well as the biblical Abel. Adam Trask is described as a trusting being with a genuine nature, setting him up as the Abel figure in the first generation of the Trask family. He is his father’s favourite and inadvertently stimulates the jealously of his brother, Charles. This favouritism in turn angers Charles, who so diligently attempts to win over his father’s affection. In Genesis, Cain murders Abel because God prefers Abel’s offering over Cain’s.…

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    Strange Fruit

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    “Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze / Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees” (3-4). The poem “Strange Fruit” by Abel Meeropol was published in 1937. It sets a deep tone on how racism occurred back in the 1930s. Meeropol was an ordinary high school teacher who went on to teach English for seventeen years. He was also a poet and social activist. Meeropol was troubled at the racism going on in America. He was inspired to write this poem after seeing a photograph of two teenagers;…

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    “If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin croucheth at the door: and unto thee shall be its desire, but do thou rule over it.” Genesis 4:7 American Standard Version---- “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.” Genesis 4:7 King James Version Everyone seeks the truth. All are bound by an innate curiosity of the world and that which lies…

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