East of Eden Essay | Student Essay

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Steinbeck's Bible

Summary: Describes three biblical allusions of John Steinbeck's novel East of Eden, the prodigal son, the idea of original sin, and the story of Cain and Abel.
Allusions are one of the most powerful writing tools in modern literature, commonly making strong, though sometimes hidden, references to events of past. These insinuations can refer to anything from occurrences throughout history, to ancient works of writing. John Steinbeck is famous for his supreme power of symbolism and one of his common devices of showing symbolism is allusion. East of Eden, perhaps Steinbeck's most renowned novel, is so full of biblical allusions, it is almost necessary to step back out of the story to realize even the most blatant of references. Three biblical allusions found woven into the plot of East of Eden are the prodigal son, the idea of original sin, and the story of Cain and Abel.

Steinbeck's retelling of the prodigal son occurs somewhat late in the story, with Aron playing the part of the prodigal son and Adam being the embracing father. "Adam...

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