East of Eden - Study Guide Part 3, Chapters 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 Summary & Analysis

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Spring comes again to the Salinas Valley and eleven-year-old twins Caleb, who prefers to be called Cal, and Aron are hunting rabbits with their bows and arrows. A rabbit is killed but it is unclear which boy's arrow caused the death, so they argue on how to relate the deed with their father. Cal also tells Aron that he has heard men say that their mother is alive and not in Heaven as they had always believed. This is Adam's first night home since his return from Salinas, and Cal and Aron can sense a change in their father who seems uncharacteristically interested in what the boys are doing in their lives.

Lee waits until the boys have left the room to tell Adam that he should tell the boys the truth about their mother because it will come out one day, especially...

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