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  • East Of Eden

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    East of Eden Some of the most aspiring and influential authors show to be American novelists. American novelists brought about a new style of writing, which became very popular. John Steinbeck shows this style of writing in his novel, East of Eden. This makes Steinbeck one of the most significant American novelists in the twentieth century. East of Eden contains many parts, which add detail and interest to the novel. Many of Steinbeck’s novels and other works remain and continue to be nationally

  • East of Eden

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    horror by wickedness, cruelty, etcetera.” This idea mainly shines through the character of Cathy Ames, a true monster. She lacks all sense of morals and displays this by causing many evils and harm to every being she encounters. Throughout the novel East of Eden, the author, John Steinbeck, demonstrates evil as an innate characteristic which only grows over time due to an amplifying lust for power. From her early childhood, Cathy commits crimes unimaginable to any stable individual. She cannot distinguish

  • East of Eden Summary

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    This World War I centered book is called East of Eden, and it was written by John Steinbeck. East of Eden primariy takes place within the Salinas Valley located in Northern California. The valley is described to have rich odors and lively geological features. These include the Gabilan Mountains and the Salinas River. In the Salinas Valley, an Irish immigrant named Samuel Hamilton moves into the valley with his wife Liza. Although the Hamiltons live on barren land, they earn a comforable and respectable

  • East of Eden: An Interpretation

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    East of Eden: An Interpretation I. Cathy Ames - Cathy's main motivation was her desperate and incessant need for money. This held true throughout most of the book; it was only at the very end of her life that she realized that she had been missing something her entire life. This is the reason she left everything that she had amassed to her youngest son, Aron. This act may have been a desperate attempt at making up for the love she was never privileged enough to have. Cathy viewed herself

  • East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

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    Un-naturalistic When discussing John Steinbeck’s “Great American Novel,” East of Eden, many obvious topics come to mind. Steinbeck’s many biblical allegories to Genesis, more specifically “Adam and Eve”, “Cain and Abel”, and even “Pandora’s Box” come to mind. But, if a reader really wants Steinbeck’s story to come alive, it is important to not look past the allegories and Steinbeck’s running themes of good overcoming evil, but to look deeper into how he used them to develop his story in a non conventional

  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck

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    The novel East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, is set in the Salinas Valley in Northern California. East of Eden began by explaining the beautiful scenery during wet years. The narrator described everything from beautiful spring flowers to dusky live oaks. There was a certain 30 year cycle in the Salinas Valley. About six years would bring over two feet of rain which made the land rich and plentiful. After those years would come seven years with a foot of rain. Then the drought came where there were

  • A Comparison of East of Eden and Candide

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    East of Eden and Candide In the midst of 80s nostalgia and remembering the greatness that was this decade, I don't want readers to think that "children of the 80s," are oblivious to great, classic literature and today's current events. Recently, I have read two incredibly amazing books. Furthermore, I have noticed some interesting parallels. The first is East of Eden by John Steinbeck. This novel is an unbelievably grandiose recreation of the Book of Genesis. Salinas County is depicted as a

  • East of Eden With Cain and Abel

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    Gandhi once said, “I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul”. The novel East of Eden by John Steinbeck is an allegory to the biblical story of Cain and Abel, and many of its characters become embodiments of both good and evil. As they struggle to overcome what has been decided for them they are taught they hold the power to overcome and rise above their destiny’s. When the Hebrew idea of “timshel”

  • East of Eden - Self Knowledge

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    Several characters through the course of Steinbeck's novel East of Eden demonstrate a lack of self-knowledge or corruption of the soul. A gap is created between some the character's actions and their true essence as a person. The disparity between a character's conduct and their identity as a human being is often a demonstration of the fight between good and evil within the character's own soul. Caleb, one of Adam Trask's twin boys embodies this struggle vividly throughout his life. This search for

  • Free Will in East of Eden by John Steinbeck

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    Timshel; meaning “thou mayest”, holds a significant role in East of Eden. It shows that anyone can desire to surmount vile in their hearts and create morality within them self. In the novel, Steinbeck portrays the significance of timshel through the introduction of free will, the internal conflict of Caleb, and the blessing of Adam. Steinbeck portrays the significance of timshel through the introduction of free will, which plays an important role in the theme of Cain and Abel and provides the interpretation

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