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    Characterisation Ralph and Jack vs Cain and Abel The well-known biblical story of brothers Cain and Abel presents the theme of jealousy and rivalry. These themes are also presented in the novel Lord of the Flies through the characters Ralph and Jack. In the novel, the main characters are Ralph, the protagonist, and Jack, his nemesis. Ralph is elected as the leader of the boys while Jack and his boy scouts get the responsibility to become the hunters and the guardians of the fire up in

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    John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. The aim of this work was to prove that John Steinbeck used many Biblical allusions, notably the allusions referring to the Biblical story in the fourth chapter of the book Genesis, which is the Biblical story of Cain and Abel, to show the inseparability of the good and the evil and the importance of man’s free will in his life and in the case of overcoming the evil. I found out, that although the readers may acknowledge many similarities and the Biblical allusions

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    to other stories in Genesis such as Cain and Abel or Esau and Jacob shows how when God used a more “hands off” approach, people could learn to forgive by themselves. In Genesis, in the Cain and Able story God was young punished immediately and harshly, which created turmoil between Humans and God. During this story Cain became jealous of his brother Abel and killed him. God immediately looked down upon Cain and treated him to the harshest of punishments. Cain would have to walk the earth as an outcast

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    Golding’s Use of Religious Allegories “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him” (Matthew 12:33-35). The message from Matthew uses metaphorical terms to describe how

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    there are examples of betrayal. In Genesis, Cain kills his brother Abel because he was envious that God looked upon him with favor. Another example is in Exodus when the Israelites betrayed God because they wanted even more than what He had promised them. It can be seen that people betray because of greed and jealousy. In the Old Testament, there are several examples of people being greedy and jealous. One example would be the story of Cain and Abel. According to Genesis 4 within the Old Testament

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    personal paradise. Steinbeck uses the stories of Cain and Abel, The Garden of Eden, and woman as temptress to portray themes of brotherhood, an ongoing quest for paradise, and woman as a temptation for failure. Steinbeck uses the biblical story of Cain and Abel to portray a theme of brotherhood between Lennie and George. In the story of Cain and Abel, Cain is unhappy that Abel's gifts conjure more praise from God than his, so he ends up murdering Abel out of spite. From the beginning of the novel

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    How does exile as a theme apply to Beowulf and Grendel? Exile applies to Grendel because he is related to Cain from the bible, and in the story of Cain and Abel, Cain kills Abel through jealousy. God punishes Cain by exile, he would have to wonder the land for the rest of his life and we can see how Grendel is alike. Grendel would not pay the price for death since he killed for fun so he was exiled, from humans and from God. Exile to Beowulf is different, he is on a hero's exile meaning he is separating

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    are the main three reasons on top of many others. The first reason to why religion plays a huge role in the poem is because of the several allusions to biblical stories. One of them is the story of Cain and Abel. In the poem, it says that Grendel was a descendent of Cain. Cain murdered his brother, Abel, so this is saying that Grendel is the offspring of the root of evil. Another story referred to in the poem is the Great Flood. Beowulf refers

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    the power with their sharp claws or big muscles. However, power surprisingly landed with the puny humans. Humans weren 't the strongest of all living animals on Earth, but they were the scariest for they showed ruthlessness. Cain showed the capacity to kill his own brother, Abel, due to jealousy and greed, and to the rest of the animals, that was the most frightening trait any animal could posses. The animals valued family and hoped their families “would never do them harm” (20). Animals could never

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    Stefan Collini's Hamlet

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    MADNESS, MOTIVATION, AND MORALITY: A MEDITATION ON CLAUDIUS’ POWER Aside from the governmental state of affairs that Hamlet is performed in, the play is inherently political in the relationships Shakespeare forges between the characters. Writer and scholar, Stefan Collini, defines politics as “the important, inescapable, and difficult attempt to determine relations of power in a given space.” These “relations of power” can be thought of as distributions, in which certain parties occupy more of

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    Beowulf: Good Vs. Evil

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    Good Vs. Evil In this paper will explain and describe the good and evil in the story Beowulf. The good in this story is Beowulf and his heroic/good ways. The evil in the story is Grendel and his violate/evil ways. This paper will to you how exactly why Grendel is evil and Beowulf is good. In the story Beowulf the character Beowulf was labeled as good. He was good because he didn 't fight just to be fighting, he fought to protect the people [ I, alone and with the help of my men

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    within it. This story seems to make a reference to Cain and Abel. Charles was jealous of Adam because their father Cyrus favored Adam over him and same with Cal and Aaron when Adam favored Aaron over Cal. There seems to be a motif in the four main characters. Back to the allusion of Cain and Abel the first letters of each their names is also the first letter of their corresponding representation just like Cain to Charles and Cal and Abel to Adam and

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    that breaks a rule that goes against the culture of the Anglo-Saxons. One of the monsters that broke a rule was Grendel. This was the first monster to break a rule. Grendel, “spawned in that slime, / Conceived by a pair of those monsters born/ Of Cain, murderous creatures banished/ By God, punished forever

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    decedents of Cain, the first killer on earth. This is an Anglo-Saxon piece of literature, so it’s domineering that you comprehend that faithfulness and bravery are huge principles of the culture which are expected to be kept. Killing someone is evil enough, but to murder a member of your family (his brother) is considered one of the worst sins you could commit. This is one motive given for all the unhappiness that Grendel and his mother suffer. Their ancestor Cain murdered his brother Abel. On behalf

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    McConville, writes, “Ezra3, the rebuilding as a restoration of a new construction after the second wave of the exile sent back by Cyrus in 530 BC. 2 Kings 25:9. Cyrus was a type of Christ, He was anointed of the Lord, he was a deliver, he gave the people’s liberty and help them to return to Jerusalem. Nevertheless, (the site) continued holy; Jews, who wasn’t taken in to captive to Babylon, thus, they worship there making offerings. Jer.45:4-5” . Mc Conville points out, ‘before any stone way laid

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    Cain and Abel, the sons of Adam and Eve, were asked to give God some offerings. However, only Abel managed to please God because of his sincerity and diligence. On seeing this, Cain was full of jealousy and anger and he eventually murdered his brother Abel. This was the first murder in history and it was obviously incited by anger. Anger is an unpleasant emotion that many people suffer from and use as a reaction to painful situations. Unfortunately, it is destructive in most cases and can lead to

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    East Of Eden Allusions

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    Steinbeck’s novel includes many biblical allusions to liberate the theme. Based on the biblical story of Cain and Abel, East of Eden is set in California’s Salinas Valley. The reason for the setting is because this is where Steinbeck grew up. Steinbeck claims he wanted to write this story for his sons, but he also claims his life was pretty tough growing up, so

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    John Steinbeck’s novel, East of Eden, the author explores mankind’s endeavor to overcome internal and worldly evil by utilizing biblical allusions and circular prose. One can infer that the novel is a great biblical allusion with the story of Cain and Abel from the Book of Genesis being a reoccurring insinuation. Steinbeck applies these biblical allusions to specify the moral and immoral characters in his novel. For example, Charles Trask receives a “long and crinkled scar” on his forehead that “turns

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    the text, (The Story of Cain and Abel) the Lord favored Abel 's offerings more than Cain 's which caused him to kill his own brother. Two reasons why people betray are because of greed and jealousy. Cain saw that Abel was getting better treatment than him and decided to kill his brother because of jealousy. In all, two of the many reasons why people kill are because of jealousy and greed. When you are jealous of someone, you tend to want to be like them which tricked Cain 's mind into thinking that

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    Pride In The Odyssey

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    Shelsea Lopez-Massella Contrast in the Usage of Pride within the Biblical text and Homeric Epic Differing texts, the Odyssey and the Hebrew Bible serve to exemplify how “pride” is a term whose definition can be a spectrum with opposing ends rather than a solid meaning. As a word, it is able to connote a definition ranging from narcissism and self-adsorption, to self-assurance and respect for one’s reputation. Pride is an essential aspect of the Greek “hero”, being a characteristic that separates

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