Essays Tagged: "Cain and Abel"

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

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

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

East of Eden

Eden contains a very basic and well-known theme of good and evil. Steinbeck's story is based on the Cain and Abel and the word Timshel. Cain and Abel being Cal and Aron bring about the theme with thei ... to him. He feels very guilty when he hurts people intentionally or unintentionally. Cal represents Cain in the bible. In the novel, Cal feels bitter towards him brother Aron. Their father seems to fa ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.7 May/2004

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

Effect of power upon relationships, "Macbeth," "Prometheus Bound," and "Ubu Roi"

cripple the strongest of bonds, whether familial or not. Dating back to the Bible with the story of Cain and Abel, the craving for superiority caused the breaking of the very first brotherly bond with ...

(7 pages) 27 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Iraq War Justified

wherever found, against the wrong." This virtue has been disputed since the dawn of creation, from Cain and Abel, to the Crusades, through the present day war in Iraq. However, the questions linger, ...

(6 pages) 107 1 3.5 Apr/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Good And Evil: "How to Kill A Mockingbird"

elationship between good and evil can be seen in the Bible, through the stories of Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel. The correlation between good and evil is seen throughout history, through medians suc ...

(6 pages) 16 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

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

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

East Of Eden

tify and no mind could comprehend. In East of Eden, John Steinbeck uses an allegory of the story of Cain and Abel to analyze the influences of good and evil upon humanity and their eternal battle for ... he is the culmination of both good and evil and the focal point of the story. Caleb is analogous of Cain and a direct interpretation of the Bible shows that he is a force of evil, but Steinbeck furthe ...

(4 pages) 411 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

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

The character of Grendel.

pearance, he seems to possess a little bit of human emotions. We first learn that he is a member of Cain’s clan whom the almighty creator had outlaw and condemned as outcasts and was exiled to th ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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 ... Cain produces crops. They both bring a sacrifice to God, however Able, brings his best sheep, while Cain only brings mediocre crops to give to the Lord. God scolds Cain because he knows that he did no ...

(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

Adam by william baer poetry analysis

t easy. He explains in the poem, that envy can cause unintentional harmful acts and uses, brothers, Cain and Abel as an example which is referred to the story in the Old Testament. However, he certain ... yme with each other. An example from the poem is as follows:A But now, it's his boy, the brother of Cain,B the shepherd son, the kind and faithful friendA of He-Who-Is, lying quiet and slain:B finishe ...

(6 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Art Essays

cain and able

Everybody knows the age-old story of Cain and Abel. I wouldn't say that they were the first rivalry between siblings but they certainly w ... ay that they were the first rivalry between siblings but they certainly were not the best brothers. Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve the first people on the Earth. Cain and Abel every year ... ginning of the harvest. This was a thing that happened every harvest and was a norm in the lives of Cain of Abel and in their family, but why did God not accept Cain's sacrifice and accepted Abel's?In ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity