East of Eden Group 1: Brielle, Brenda, Heather Vocabulary
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Themes Symbols cont.
Archetypal Images Situations
Conflicts Charles and Adam Cyrus and his sons -Before and after his death Adam and society Works Cited
East of Eden
Brielle, Brenda, Heather
Inarticulate (page 26)-
the ability to express oneself
Theosophy (page 14)-
any various forms of philosophical or religious thought based on a mystical insight into the divine nature
Inimical (page 35)-
adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable
Indefatigable (page 38)-
of being tired out
; not yielding to fatigue
Conservatism (page 39)-
the disposition to preserve or restore what is established and traditional and to limit change
Themes & Symbols
Good vs. Evil
Mountains- Dark Santa Lucia vs. Light Gabilan mts.
Charles vs. Adam (Cain vs. Abel)
Cathy Ames’ evil actions and deceitfulness
Hamilton’s vs. Trasks
The perspectives of the Hamilton’s and Trask’s
Themes & Symbols cont.
The puppy and knife
grains Cain gave to the Lord
Puppy- the lamb Abel sacrificed for God
God left a mark on Cain as punishment for his sin
Cain and Abel = Charles and Adam
“And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.”
Adam and Eve
Cyrus’ death =
Cyrus became fortunate in a dishonest way
The wealth (original sin) is passed on to
Adam and Charles
Samuel Hamilton- Hero
Cathy Ames- Temptress
Adam Trask- Loner/Outcast
Charles Trask- Villain
Archetypal Images & Situations
Water = source of life,
Fire = Destructive
Renewal of Life
Adam is no longer fearful of Charles.
“It was a good feeling he had, almost as though he himself had been dead and resurrected
Charles and Adam
and his sons
-Before and after his death
Adam and society
"Cain and Abel Bible Story." Hymns.me.uk. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.
Dallgas-Frey, Paul. "Bible Stories for Kids - Cain & Able."
Bible Stories for Kids - Cain & Able
. Paul Dallgas-Frey, 2004. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.
Griben . " John Steinbeck's East of Eden - Religious References East Eden Essays." Free Essays,
, Research Paper, and Book Report. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.
East of Eden.
New York: Penguin 1992. 1952. Print.
Wyse, Lowell D., 2006. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.
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