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Seven Deadly Sins and Grendel S Mothers

deals with today are not all that different from the vices they delt with in the past. In fact, the first known sin in literature can agreeably be found in the Bible. It was Cain’s jealousy and anger that caused him to take the life of his brother Abel. Approximately 4000-5000 years later in the first known work of written English, the Beowulf-poet demonstrates the seven deadly sins through the title character’s battles with the three monsters. Obesity and sloth-modes vices. The seven deadly sins...

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World Population and Ishmael

(140-148)  15. How does the story of the Knowledge of Good and Evil help to explain why the Leavers consider their culture a “preference” and the Takers consider their culture “the right way”? (151-168)  16. How does Ishmael know the story of Cain and Abel is not written by Takers?  17. Why is the Agricultural Revolution a critical moment for the development of Taker culture? (168-184)  18. What does it mean that “Takers are cultural amnesiacs” and why is that important to understanding Taker culture...

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Beowulf as a representation of Anglo-Saxon Society

When looking at Grendel, it is said that he is a wild monster with no honor or wealth. Grendel was evil in all aspects. The “sin stained demon... was a vile creature and a decedent of Cain.” (Grummere, lines 84-85) Grendel was a monster who was detached from god in all ways. Since Grendel is a descendant of Cain, he cannot feel the love of god or other people. It is because of this reason that Grendel hates every person his eyes fall on. This hatred leads to anger and evil. “Bearing Gods hatred/...

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Beowulf and Frankenstein

Throughout many old works of English literature there are many different perspectives on the origin of evil. In Beowulf, Grendel is a monster who was exiled from society for being a descendant of Cain. As a result he has been considered an outcast by society and thus acts malicious against society. In Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, Victor Frankenstein breaks the natural order of life when he manages to discover the secret to creating life and succeeds in creating a living human. However, upon realizing...

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Cain and Able

Cain and Abel Biblical Adam and Eve had two sons. The first son was named Cain and the second son was named Abel. Cain grew up to become a farmer and Abel grew up to become a Shepard. Adam and Eve were asked to sacrifice a lamb for disobeying God and they told this story to Cain and Abel. Abel was very concerned that his sacrifice be special to God, so he offered him his first and best lamb. Cain offered the Lord his straw. The Lord respectably took Abel's offering and not Cain's. Cain...

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God and Fat Portions

children Cain and Able. Cain was the tiller of the ground and Able was the keeper of sheep. The brothers each bring the lord offerings. “Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel for his part brought of the firstlings of his flock, their fat portions” The lord liked Able’s offering, but did not like Cain’s offering. Cain was very angry and his countenance fell. The lord asked him why he was so angry and why his countenance had fallen. The lord tells Cain sin is waiting...

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East of Eden

the bible characters Cain and Abel. Steinbeck has many allusions to the story, but he also strays away from the bible story. In the book, Charles becomes jealous of Adam because their dad favored Adam the most. Mr. Trask liked Adam gift that was a puppy over Charles gift, an expensive knife. John Steinbeck is following the bible story of Cain and Abel only with different gifts. Charles is more closely related to Cain from the bible because Cain was jealous of his brother Abel because God favored...

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The Iroquois Creation Story

biblical story of Cain and Abel. Cain and Abel were birthed by Adam and Eve after they were cast out of the Garden of Eden. They both grew up knowing and loving the Lord. They were commanded to provide god with some of their harvest of fruits, vegatbles or cattle as an offering. Abel day in and day out continuously gave with an open honest and pure heart. His brother Cain, was very self-ful and gave unwillingly and to reap benefits. God grew to favor Able and ofcourse Cain got jealous. Cain later murdered...

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biblical allusion

nature. In Genesis 4:3-5 the Bible says, "In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. But Able brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry and his face was downcast." Much like Cain's jealousy toward his brother Abel in Genesis, the protagonist Gene is often placing himself in competition...

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The Decision To Renounce Tradition Leads to Downfall

achieving happiness in life. Service to God will have the opposite effect because it will always be insufficient and God will never be satiated. Bodek addresses the story of Cain and Able, and how “Cain was only damned to Hell on earth after he attempted to please God...Only after this rejected gift-giving took place did Cain kill Abel. By Hrothgar’s logic, the traditional values, if followed, would have averted the tragedy”(2). In cessation, it is impossible to ignore the theme of Christianity in Beowulf...

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