Kane and Abel Themes

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Vengeance is Abel's reason for plotting against William. He believes the bank, as represented by William, drove his friend Davis Leroy to commit suicide.

Vengeance is also what made Abel enlist in the Army. He volunteered to fight in World War II because he wanted to fight the Germans and Russians since their troops had held him and his family prisoners for so long. Germans killed his best friend Leon and the Baron, while the Russian guards killed his foster sister Florentyna.

Abel refers to the Biblical story of Cain and Abel several times when talking with William. In the Biblical version, Cain kills his brother, upset that God accepted his brother's sacrifice of an animal but not his sacrifice of produce. Abel vows to turn the tables, meaning he will kill Kane by robbing him of his position at the bank and creating circumstances in which Kane...

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