East of Eden

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In East of Eden, John Steinbeck explores man's role in the battle of good versus evil. The story of the Trask family strongly mirrors the story of Cain and Abel in the Bible. Steinbeck questions throughout the novel whether or not the descendants of the Trask family, particularly Adam's son Cal, can escape the pattern. Steinbeck expresses his opinion through Adam's insightful Chinese servant, Lee. After much research, Lee tells Samuel Hamilton and Adam Trask:

Don't you see? The American Standard translation orders men to triumph over sin, and you call sin ignorance. The King James translation makes a promise in "Thou shalt,  meaning

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