Kate was so upset by the encounter that she decided to commit suicide. And Cain went away and dwelled in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. Adam grew up with his brother Charles on a farm in Connecticut. A person chooses to be good or evil. And for some reason, most of them are reincarnations of Adam and Eve, and, especially their children Cain and Abel. Adam explains by saying, I would have been so happy if you could have given me — well, what your brother has — pride in the thing he's doing, gladness in his progress. Lee becomes a good friend and adopted family member.
Adam forced Cathy to move to California, where Adam bought a place in the Salinas Valley and hired Lee, an oriental helper. Soon after, he joins in the Army to fight in the Frist World War. She loves Cal because Cal is both good and bad, and Abra knows she is both good and bad, too. Sam goes into the bedroom and Cathy looks furious. After the father's idealistic plans for a long-haul vegetable shipping business venture end in a loss of thousands of dollars, Cal decides to enter the bean-growing business, as a way of recouping the money lost.
She is examined by Dr. When Cal takes Aron to the brothel to show him that Cathy is still alive, the revelation crushes the fragile Aron, who screams incoherently and runs away. He returned to California the following year, supporting his writing endeavors with a steady income from manual labor. One day, the two brothers bring sacrifices to God. Then, this mysterious Chinese Alfred pleads Adam to forgive his only surviving son and bless him before passing away. In the garden, two unique trees existed: the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
After rejection from God, Cain kills Abel Gen. The Hamiltons are a poor family living on dry, barren land, but Adam Trask and his wife Cathy Trask are rich from inheritance and live on a fertile and rich piece of land with a large quantity of water available. Steinbeck uses the allegory of one son being favored by the father, inciting murderous jealousy, as well as the ideas of human nature and destiny. That's the way Dean was. Cal also learns the truth about his mother Adam had told the boys that she was dead , but doesn't tell Aron.
Cathy went to Salinas, changed her name to Kate, and joined a house of prostitution, where she developed a close relationship with Faye, the madam of the house. It is a boy—Sam swaddles the baby and tells Adam, who looks queasy. He worked tirelessly to get the farm ready for Adam; but when Adam began his journey, he realized he did not want to live with his jealous brother. For five years the brothers had little contact, and when Adam was released again from the army, he did not think about going to the farm. It's the period leading up to America's entry into World War I and these are tumultuous times. Sheriff Sam persuades Cal to leave town and quotes a Bible verse relating the event to the conflict of Cain and Abel in the land east of Eden.
He knows that if Aron ever found out about Catherine, it would destroy him. According to critics, Steinbeck's portrayal of good and evil was both hyperbolic and oversimplified, especially in the character of Cathy. Dean would provoke Raymond Massey off-camera so that the elder actor would hate him and he could get into character easier. Cal is wracked with guilt over his actions. Tom has a knack for poetry but remains on the family farm. Adam figures out where she is and goes to the brothel to give her the money.
Confident and beautiful now, she becomes frustrated with Aron as his feelings of shame lead him headlong into devout religious practice. Although her body is not found, it is assumed she died in the fire. God then banishes Cain from his home to wander in the land of Nod, which lies to the east of Eden. Despite the annoyances and difficulties he faced making East of Eden, Massey called the role of Adam Trask one of the best parts he ever had on screen and one of the few three-dimensional characters he played in movies. Cal retaliated by taking Aaron to see Kate. Adam nursed Cathy back to health and married her. He brings his strict but loving wife, Liza, with him from Ireland.
Then God, in his and mercy, covered Adam and Eve with garments made from animal skins. Lee, Adam, and Samuel have long philosophical talks, particularly about the story of , which Lee maintains has been incorrectly translated in. But before the outburst, Kazan was able to capture the heightened anger he was going for. Of the three films in which James Dean played the male lead, this is the only one to have been released during his lifetime and the only one Dean personally viewed in its entirety. Kazan usually just let those moments pass before resuming shooting, but he did leave one of Dean's breakdowns in—the scene in which Cal is crushed by his father's rejection of the money he earned for him. Other themes touched upon in the film include , specifically as wrought against a local German immigrant as resentment about United States entry into grew. Cathy neither wants to be a mother nor to stay in California.