East Of Eden Literary Analysis

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Conjectures and bigotry are comprised from human judgment. Being able to differentiate between good and evil for humans is nearly impossible. Not everything is black and white, thus leading to a difficulty in defining good and evil. Humans would define good and evil by the standards that seem acceptable to themselves and their opinions, and sometimes that is either for religion or moral standards. In the novel East of Eden by John Steinbeck, the author’s assertion that one can only be deemed good or evil after the person has died is false and fails to acknowledge that the judgment of someone’s life cannot be made by another human being because there is no way to possibly know every event that has occurred in the other person life. To be able…show more content…
The Common proverb “You know my name not my story,” points how that people do not truly know someone until they know their full story, and if humans do not know a person’s full story then they are unfit to declare them good or evil. That means that they are ill-equipped to criticize another person’s life. Another quote from To Kill a Mockingbird that can provide evidence is when Atticus talks to Scout about understanding someone. This quote illustrates “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee Ch3 ). This quote reinforces the idea that to make an assertion about another person and claim something about their life, the adjudicator must also fathom what the person who is being criticized went through. This is important because it makes any claims about others false due to the lack of understanding the full story. Not fully comprehending a story leads to miscalculated judgments indicting people to wrongful

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