The Green Pastures Characters

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Adam

Adam is the first man created by God to inhabit the newly created Earth and to cultivate the land. Adam is at first puzzled by his existence. He is described as a man "of thirty, of medium height, dressed in the clothing of the average field hand." God decides that Adam needs a family because "in yo' heart you is a family man." After Adam and Eve have eaten the forbidden fruit, they are thrown out of the Garden of Eden.

Cain

Cain is a son of Adam and Eve. When God comes down to Earth, he finds that Cain has just slain his brother, Abel, by hitting him on the head with a rock because, he claims, Abel had been making a "fool" of him. God tells Cain that he has committed a crime. He tells Cain to go as far away as possible. After traveling for...

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