Parable Of The Curse Of Cain Analysis

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Professor at University of Florida, William Goldhurst in his analysis, A Parable of the Curse of Cain, implies that throughout the novella, Of Mice and Men, author, John Steinbeck illustrates the biblical conflicts between the brothers of Cain and Abel. He supports his claim by first mentioning how Cain is punished by God and becomes a indigent agricultural worker who had to work hard and grapples tremendously. This is like the characters in Steinbeck’s book because they are are paddock workers and are diligent. Then, how the personas in the book overlook loneliness, like how Crooks is segregated from the rest of the group because he is ebony and how Curley’s wife constantly wants someone to talk to her, which is like Cain when he was cursed
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