Concepts Of “Brotherhood” – And “Siblinghood” – From Cain And Abel

947 words - 4 pages

It was the summer of 2007. My family went on vacation to Mendocino, about 3 hours Northwest of Castro Valley. We were visiting a small shopping center next to the beach there, looking to see what kind of souvenirs and other goodies we could find. My sister and I visited a bookstore, seeing some cool toys (namely, Lego) in the window. My parents decided to wait for us to finish looking, right outside the store. My dad thought it was a getting a little cold, and decided to go back to the car and get our jackets. Browsing around, I first went through the store and looked for the small toy section. I found it, marveling at all the Lego that I didn’t have, although it was probably a trivial amount compared to the entirety of my current collection. After that, I went to check out the rest of the store, eyeing interesting picture books and funny book covers. In the midst of so many extraordinary books and souvenirs, I spent a good half an hour in that bookstore, browsing the many genres and types of books.
Finally at the end of my escape to "Bookland" (as dumb as it may sound), I decided to go back out to my parents. My mom called my dad, who, unbeknownst to me at that time, was at the car getting our family’s jackets. She told him that she was going to take me down the boardwalk further, and browse more stores. After she hung up, we headed down the long line of shops and restaurants, pausing occasionally to walk inside the quaint, snugly side-by-side stores and browse their individual items on sale. Eventually, my mom got tired, so we found a bench to sit on and patiently waited for my dad.
All of a sudden, my mom’s phone rang. It was my dad, with a loud, almost screaming voice. He said (in Chinese), “DID YOU REALIZE THAT YOUR DAUGHTER DISAPPEARED? …” He yelled at my mom about leaving my sister at the bookstore, where, supposedly, she started crying after she couldn’t find my mom or my dad. Apparently, after overcoming her initial shock at realizing she was lost, my sister had blubbered to a kind lady about what had happened. The kind lady, being – well, kind – lent my sister her phone, and my sister called my dad, who was very upset and angry at my mom. Soon after the call, my mom and I walked back towards the bookstore, where, once we got there, we found my dad and sister, who had just recovered from bawling like a little baby.
After my parents talked about what had happened, they came to a conclusion. It was my fault, because I should have known that my sister was in there with me, because my mom had...

Find Another Essay On Concepts of “Brotherhood” – and “Siblinghood” – from Cain and Abel

Essay describing the use of religious aspects in the book "East of Eden" by John Steinebck; uses "timshel" and the story of Cain and Abel; shows different aspects of the characters using these stories

904 words - 4 pages greatest terror a child could have. By using the story of Cain and Abel compared to the one of Charles and Adam. By using the Biblical story, we see a different aspect of Charles. In Charles, we see a submissive, fearful side that is very different from the aggressive, powerful one he usually shows.The Cain and Abel relationship is also presented through Cal's relationship with Adam, his father. After Aron and Cal have grown to the age of seventeen, and

1952 Film East of Eden as Midrash. What "problem points" in the Bible does East of Eden address? How are these areas resolved? Is it a modern midrash on the Cain and Abel story?

813 words - 3 pages Eden, Kazan and Steinbeck definitely participate in the process of interpreting ambiguous passages, validating their film as a type of Midrash. While the Bible tells where Cain and Abel's offerings came from, it does not explain why that information is important, if at all. The film fills in that gap, suggesting that Cain should not be held responsible for his gift's ill reception. Again, while the Bible says that Cain killed Abel in a field, it says nothing about how or why. Kazan and Steinbeck point to Cain's jealousy as the reason he killed his brother. Finally, East of Eden creates unique personalities for both boys and presents Cain in a more positive light.

Section1: Childhood and Brotherhood

1942 words - 8 pages Section1: Childhood and Brotherhood The Summarizer 1. Setting: The novel first start off in December 2001 and the protagonist, Amir, is in San Francisco California. When Amir mentions he goes out for a stroll at Golden Gate Park he describes a beautiful lake with the early-afternoon sun sparking on the water. He also mentions a crisp breeze, willow trees, windmills boats in the lake and finally a pair of colourful kites in the sky

Social and Political Understanding of the Islamic World: Muslim Brotherhood

1548 words - 6 pages implementation of shari’a. For several decades, the Brotherhood actively engaged the political system, with Al-Banna running––unsuccessfully––for parliamentary elections in 1942 and 1945 (El-Ghobashy 377). However, with the overthrow of the monarchy in 1952––two years after Al-Banna’s assassination––and Nasser’s subsequent rise to power in the mid-1950s, the Brotherhood effectively disappeared from Egyptian society. Then an illegal group

"Demian" by Hermann Hesse and the Story of Cain and Able

632 words - 3 pages The allusion of the story of Cain and Able are very prevalent in Demian. Sinclair and Cain parallel. Hesse uses an alternate translation of the story of Cain and Able, which Demian explains in the beginning of the novel to depict the parallel. Hesse sets up Demian's translation to provide as a guide for Sinclair to find his own meaning in life. Sinclair embarks on a spiritual and personal journey to find out exactly who he is and why he is

identify and describe some of the key concepts from the three roots of counselling

1248 words - 5 pages 2. DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP 2.1 IDENTIFY AND DESCRIBE SOME OF THE KEY CONCEPTS FROM THE THREE ‘ROOTS’ OF COUNSELLING: HUMANISTIC, COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL AND PSYCHODYNAMIC. There are three main approaches in counselling these are the Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural (C.B.T) and Psychodynamic. Within this essay I want to identify and describe some of their key concepts starting with the Humanistic Approach. The Humanistic

Grendel and Cain and how they relate in "Beowulf"

1554 words - 6 pages Christianity. Many of the themes held within the pages of Beowulf stem from the proverbs and fables recited and practiced in the Old Testament, while concurrently adding pagan beliefs of monsters, demons, and multiple gods. The most striking of these biblical comparisons is viewed between Grendel (the protagonist, evil rival of Beowulf) and Cain (the evil brother of Able). In the Old Testament, Cain kills his brother Abel and is consequently

Themes of Nature, Brotherhood, and Knowledge in "The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane

2769 words - 11 pages In "The Open Boat" Stephen Crane uses the sea and four men adrift in a dinghy as a framework for communicating his ideas about life. The story, in my opinion, is a metaphor for life. The four men are helpless against the indifferent, yet overwhelming forces of nature. In "The Open Boat," Stephen Crane not only comments on the role of nature and God in the life of man, but the importance of community and brotherhood, and the nature of an

Communication In the Films, Christmas in August, Oasis, The Brotherhood of War and A Single Spark

2840 words - 12 pages Communications is a way for a person to get their thoughts and feelings to another person. Communications takes many forms, ranging from verbal to nonverbal communications. Communications can lead to change within the community or it is a way to get something through to a loved one. In the films, Christmas in August, Oasis, The Brotherhood of War and A Single Spark, communication takes many forms and leads to many different

Key Concepts and Terms of Organizational Behavior

977 words - 4 pages Learning to manage any organization successfully can be difficult, but without learning the essentials of behavior within any organization, it is almost impossible. Learning to understand people's behavior within an organization would allow any person in a managing position to increase their understanding of his or her workers, their company, and making both work together effectively. There are many key concepts and terms related to

Concepts, Models and Schools of Strategic Management

2066 words - 8 pages Concepts, Models and Schools of Strategic management One of the duties of the managers of a company is to engage in strategic decision making. Strategic management is a broad subject on its own that borrows from other social science disciplines. According to AllBusiness (2011), strategic management involves all the activities undertaken by management to better place the company in the industry it operates in. It is important for every manager

Similar Essays

The Story Of Cain And Abel(Summarized)

627 words - 3 pages The Story of Cain and Abel(Summarized) Generally, when believers in Christianity hear the word "Cain," they immediately think of "brother-slayer," "hell," and all sorts of evil. Who was Cain and what led him to be a "brother-slayer"? In my essay, I shall tell the tragic story of two brothers and how their brotherhood ends in utter destruction. This story shows how just one ounce of jealousy can cause cold-blooded murder. Cain was indeed the

East Of Eden With Cain And Abel

1726 words - 7 pages rise above their destiny’s. When the Hebrew idea of “timshel” is introduced to the allegory of Cain and Abel, it become apparent that whether life is predestined or not; mankind holds the ultimate ability of deciding what will become of himself. Adam’s choice to move on from Cathy, Cal’s decision to forgive himself, and Cathy’s decision to let evil overcome her prove that overcoming what is predestined for one lies in the hands of the individual

Cain And Abel Timshel Free Will

1237 words - 5 pages In East Of Eden, a main theme that is displayed is the freedom to overcome evil in the world. The hebrew word that Lee uses to convince Cal to overcome sin is timshel, which is the freedom of choice. The word timshel translates to “thou mayest” and is used by God in the Cain and Abel story telling Cain that he has the opportunity to overcome sin. Free will does not just come easily, but it will come if you have the will to fight for it. The

John Steinbeck's East Of Eden: Modern Biblical Story Of Cain And Abel

2348 words - 9 pages John Steinbeck's East of Eden: Modern Biblical Story of Cain and Abel " And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him. And the Lord said unto Cain, ' Where is Abel thy brother?' And he said, ' I know not. Am I my brother's keeper?' And he said, ' What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now