Essays Tagged: "Cain"

Critique of Beowulf on the time diminishing aspects

em while they are asleep. As we progress into the story, we learn that Grendel carries the curse of Cain with him. 'He bore the curse of the seed of Cain/ Whereby God punished the grievous guilt of Ab ... 'He bore the curse of the seed of Cain/ Whereby God punished the grievous guilt of Abel's murder.' Cain was the son of Adam and Eve and was the one who murdered Abel, his brother, out of a jealous ra ...

(2 pages) 59 0 4.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

This essay argues that Cain was unjustly punished after he killed his brother able

Bible as LiteratureUnjust PunishmentIn the Story of Cain and Able I believe that Cain was unjustly punished for the death of his brother able. How was C ... died, so how was he to know that if he beat up his brother bad enough he would kill him. As far as Cain knew eating of the forbidden fruit caused an eventual death, but he had no clue what actually w ... th, but he had no clue what actually would kill someone. It is also possible that God was punishing Cain to cover up for his mistake in not telling them everything they needed to know about death. In ...

(4 pages) 56 2 2.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

In the story Beowulf there are many monsters. The explanation of what accounts for Grendel's evil can be shown by the author's figure of speech.

il. Grendel represented the evil of himself but he also represented the evil as the descendant from Cain. This accounts probably for the major reason on how Grendel's evil was so great. Not only was h ... e mead hall but he had no other choice than by being punished by god. For god is the one who cursed Cain and his descendants to be cast aside and to be sworn as evil because of Cain's mistake in killi ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Essay describing the use of religious aspects in the book "East of Eden" by John Steinebck; uses "timshel" and the story of Cain and Abel; shows different aspects of the characters using these stories

of Biblical stories aides in his scrutiny and interpretation of human nature. By using the story of Cain and Abel, along with the ever-popular translation of timshel, Steinbeck forces his readers to l ... teinbeck forces his readers to look at the characters he has developed in unusual ways.The story of Cain and Abel is one strong Biblical reference used in the novel, East of Eden. This is a theme that ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Grendel and Cain and how they relate in "Beowulf"

Grendel and CainIn the story of Beowulf you get a glimpse of many different themes throughout this epic. Those t ... f these biblical comparisons is viewed between Grendel (the protagonist, evil rival of Beowulf) and Cain (the evil brother of Able). In the Old Testament, Cain kills his brother Abel and is consequent ... e Geats and Beowulf himself. Symbolically and genetically, Grendel assumes the role of his ancestor Cain in this epic story as an outsider, disowned from the rest of society, finding a home only among ...

(6 pages) 43 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Gene and Phineas in "A Seperate Peace" by John Knowle.

ed the limb" (Knowles, 53) in order to knock Finny out of the tree. This is similar to the story of Cain and Abel in the King James Bible. Cain and Abel are brothers, the sons of Adam and Eve, and bot ... le. Cain and Abel are brothers, the sons of Adam and Eve, and both make sacrifices to the Lord. But Cain, like Gene, becomes jealous of the gifts his brother gives to God. Instead of pushing Abel off ...

(4 pages) 55 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

1952 Film East of Eden as Midrash. What "problem points" in the Bible does East of Eden address? How are these areas resolved? Is it a modern midrash on the Cain and Abel story?

952 film East of Eden, director and darshan Elia Kazan attempts to resolve the moral tension in the Cain and Abel story by depicting Cal as a sympathetic character. The ambiguity of the biblical accou ... sible for much of this tension. God does not offer a reason for accepting Abel's gift and rejecting Cain's. Neither of the brothers have a distinct personality, and so the motivation for the murder is ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Beowulf as a Reflection of Anglo-Saxon Values

thout hurting anyone. In Beowulf, all of society's evil men can be personified within the demons of Cain. The main demon presented in Beowulf is Grendel. Grendel personifies the exact opposite of what ... d and anger, he brings his own downfall. The "sin-stained demon" has his roots in the vile creature Cain. Since Grendel is spawned from Cain, he can never feel the love of God or of people: ". . . God ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Christianity in Beowulf

hem while they are asleep. As we progress into the story, we learn thatGrendel carries the curse of Cain with him. "He bore the curse of the seed of Cain/ Whereby God punished the grievous guilt of Ab ... "He bore the curse of the seed of Cain/ Whereby God punished the grievous guilt of Abel's murder." Cain was the son of Adam and Eve and was the one who murdered Abel, his brother,out of a jealous rag ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Descriptive Essay of Grendel from "Beowulf".

gonists in the poem "Beowulf". We are told he is a monster and a descendant of the biblical figure "Cain" early on in the text. "Till the monster stirred, that demon, that fiend/Grendel who haunted th ... /Marshes, and made his home in a hell./Not hell but hell on earth. He was spawned in that slime/Of Cain, murderous creatures banished/ By God, punished forever for the crime/ Of Abel's death." (Lines ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

CAIN

book of beginnings, contains many mysteries. For example, very little information is offered about Cain's wife. The only thing the Bible states about her is found in Genesis 4:16-17, about how "Cain ... pulating the earth by reproducing.Even though the Bible mentions only three of Adam's sons by name (Cain, Abel, and Seth), we know Adam and Eve had other children. The Jewish Historian Josephus stated ...

(4 pages) 7 0 3.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

East Of Eden

he book because the book is clearly referred to the biblical story of Adam and Eve and her two sons Cain and Abel. After their blowout from Eden, Eve gives birth to Cain and Abel. The brothers are bor ... eir blowout from Eden, Eve gives birth to Cain and Abel. The brothers are born "East of Eden" where Cain commits the first sin, murder. When he gets jealous of Abel he kills him. Caleb and Aaron are l ...

(3 pages) 390 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Biography Of James M. Cain

Biography of James M. Cain On July 1, 1892 James Mallahan Cain - the first of five children "“ was born. At a ... tered school in Annapolis and also met his best friends, Henry Hopkins. They remained friends until Cain's death in 1977. As a child Jamie loved to read and was often teased by other students. Profess ... teased by other students. Professor Clarence W. Stryker, a member at St. John's faculty, recognized Cain's passion and introduced him to Alice in Wonderland, which to the end of his life remained his ...

(10 pages) 956 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

East Of Eden Ch, 34

roughout the novel sort of categorizes the main characters as either good or evil. For example, the Cain and Abel story is a vital part of the novel. The Trask family was divided between the Cains and ... e was always doing the good thing. However, Charles his brother was characterized in resemblance to Cain. Then there was Aaron, one of two sons of Adam, who was considered the good son throughout the ...

(2 pages) 830 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Co-existence Of Good And Evil In Demian

he beginning of time, when man was created. In the book of Genesis, Moses writes about the story of Cain and Abel. "But the Lord said to him, "Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance se ... if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him." (Genesis 4:15) Most people interpret Cain t ...

(5 pages) 2514 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

East Of Eden

at least according to John Steinbeck in East of Eden. In East of Eden Steinbeck retells the tale of Cain and Abel through the Trask family. The story of Cain and Abel is that God favored Abel's gift o ... rask family. The story of Cain and Abel is that God favored Abel's gift over Cain's gift. That made Cain jealous of Abel and eventually Cain killed Abel and was cast out of Eden forever. God then tell ...

(1 pages) 352 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Story of Creation

God destroyed Eden and left Adam and Eve to survive on their own. Adam and Eve went on to conceive Cain and Abel. Cain was the tiller of soil while Abel was the herder of sheep. When the time came fo ... he tiller of soil while Abel was the herder of sheep. When the time came for sacrifices god refused Cain’s gift. As a result Cain became jealous of his brother and killed him. Cain told god that ...

(2 pages) 28 2 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Am I My Brothers Keeper

ates that by caring for a person you are therefore caring for others.In Genesis 4 1-8, the story of Cain and Able explains why God expects us to be our brother's keeper. Able tends to a flock of sheep ... and Able explains why God expects us to be our brother's keeper. Able tends to a flock of sheep and Cain produces crops. They both bring a sacrifice to God, however Able, brings his best sheep, while ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

What Savs Cal in East of Eden

ast of Eden has many allusions throughout it. A main one is how Cal and Aron show similarities with Cain and Abel (two brothers in The Bible). In the biblical version, Cain murders his brother, then i ... nd of the movie, the allusion with the biblical story is broken. The notable difference between how Cain's life was concluded and how Cal's was, is that Cal was saved by love and family. Cain was not ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers