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    The story of Cain and Abel played a major part in the theme of East of Eden. The biblical tale of brotherhood jealousy was used to emulate the relationships between the “C-Characters” and the “A-Characters”. The story of Cain and Abel depicted two brothers fighting for the affection of God, which ends with Abel being murdered by Cain. Steinbeck uses this story to create the narrative that ends up pitting the “C-Characters” against the “A-Characters”, in which the A-Characters are usually on the receiving end of the abuse. Though the parallels drawn from the story of Cain and Abel are distinct, the characters in the story are not as one dimensional as Cain and Abel. The characters have many layers and all have distinct motivations for acting…

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    In Crumb’s illustration of the book of Genesis, he illustrates the story of Cain and Abel with a two paged frame story. Crumb used his shading, lines, and personal characteristics to specifically single out the main characters in this Bible story and to portray their dominant traits: Cain and his jealousy and guilt, and God and His reverence. He uses the shading to portray his character’s moods and uses the proximity of the frames to convey the quickness and rash actions of Cain and the…

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    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 completely different…

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    whole. The contrasting experience arises when a rivalry pits the opposing forces against one another and one, or both, parties seek to gain advantage over the other by sabotaging or eliminating their competition. In examining the relationships between the biblical brothers Cain and Abel, and the relationships…

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    Founding of Morality and Marble Everything has a beginning, and with every beginning a narrative must always go along with it. Founding stories are tales of how things came to be, they can be extravagant, tragic and even mythical in nature. Two well-known stories 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…

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    Chapter 4 of Genesis revolved around the conflict between good and evil. It centralized around the tragic story of two brothers with a different way of life. Cain and Abel symbolized complete opposite concepts and mentalities. While Cain embodied darkness and evil, Abel symbolized good and light. In all of us, we have darkness and evil, but we also have good and light. It is up to us whether or not to let temptation corrupt our moral compass and hearts or to be stronger than that and live a life…

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    whether it's people going crazy or terrorist attacks. And even normal everyday people committing crimes like its nothing. People take advantage of free will and they need to learn right from wrong. If people know the laws and understand what the right thing to do is, the world can be much safer and crimes, deaths, and we won't have to worry about anything. It is crucial that people know right from wrong. In the story Cain and Abel, free will takes a huge part in the events that happen. Cain is…

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    son was Able then they had his brother Cain. Adam and Eve were no longer provided for by the Lord like they were in the Garden of Eden. They had to raise sheep and food to survive. The story is being told for the benefit of the reader as a warning of the downfalls of sin. The main characters in the story are the Lord, Cain, and Able. Able does not say anything in the story. The other two main characters the Lord and Cain were the focus of the text. The story centers around Cain 's sin, and the…

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    A researcher found out that siblings between three and seven engage in fights 3.5 times in an hour. This essay is about Sibling Rivalry. This subject is introduced in the movie named The Lion King, the book Hamlet by Shakespeare, and in the biblical story “Cain and Abel”. In each of these stories the older brother is killed by the younger brother. The Lion King, Hamlet and the biblical story of Cain and Abel make evident, that even blood can’t be trusted, when power is involved; as it can lead…

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    In the story Cain: A Mystery by Lord Bryon, Bryon creates the character Cain as a suffering eldest brother of Abel and son of Adam and Eve with the many complications of his own thoughts. This character is a key aspect of the author’s purpose. The author wants the readers to understand that your own thoughts impact the world around you when put into action. Your world, meaning not only yourself, but others and your environment. Within this action, your own world can be weakened or strengthened.…

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