Themes In John Steinbeck's 'East Of Eden'

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Ever since humanity existed on Earth, humans always had the urge to get approval from a compelling figure at any cost. Steinbeck exemplifies this concept in his novel East of Eden, which takes place in the Salinas Valley during the Civil War through World War 1. Regarding two generations of a family that always consists of two brothers being concerned about their father's approval from a young age. Steinbeck illustrates the theme that especially for humanity, humans have sought their parent's approval throughout their lives but sometimes in response is not what they expected. From the very beginning, Charles had an ambitious time comprehending why his father never approved of him or saw him the same way as he saw his brother Adam. Later one

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