East Of Eden


When a person is rejected they form a resentment towards others.
This resentment forms anger. "And with rejection comes anger"(steinbeck, p.
355) This is a way rejection leads to anger. Resentment can start at an early
age and never go away. Cathy was rejected as a child and then she grew up
with resentment in her creating evil. The resentment never went away so the
evil just built up. This is a step in the direction of crime and guilt.
Revenge is pursued when a person is rejected by others. With revenge
comes more evil and crime. "I am sure my self that there would be fewer
jails"(Steinbeck p.355) Revenge causes people to do bad things which gets
them into trouble. When revenge takes over the person becomes obsessed
and they tend to go physco." I think that if rejection could be amputated, the
human would not be who he is. Maybe there would be fewer crazy
people"(Steinbeck p.355) The people are crazy becasue they have been
rejected and obsessed with revenge. This revenge just manifests to crime and
more evil.
After anger and revenge the person commits crime and goes crazy they
then go through guilt. Guilt comes after the person is obsses with revenge.
"One, child refused the love he craves, kicks the cat and hides his secret
guilt:.(Steinbeck p.355) Guilt builds up and then hidden which only causes
more problems. Guilt is natural and is human nature but can be
controlled."And with crime guilt, and there is the story of
mankind".(Steinbeck p.355) After anger comes the revenge which leads to
crime and then after the crime guilt sets in.

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