|A Literary Analysis Of East Of
Literary analysis of East of Eden
In Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, the word love is defined as a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. Love can bring two people together but it can also have a person be rejected by another because of love. In the novel East of Eden by John Steinbeck, the main character, Adam Trask, confronts a feeling of love throughout the whole book but he either rejects the love of people who care about him or has his love rejected by the people that he cares about. When Adam was a young man in the beginning of the novel, his father, Cyrus Trask loved him but Adam did not love him back and when Adam went into the army he did not come back home until his father’s death. Later on in the story Adam really loved his wife, Cathy, but she didn’t love him back and so when she tried to leave him and he would not let her, she shot him. Even though Adam survived he w...