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East Of Eden


In the novel, by John Steinbeck, Catherine Ames is one of
the main characters. She is introduced to the reader as a monster and
as time goes on, she possesses both monster like and animal qualities.
As Catherine she gets older and wiser, she gets more evil and displays
her monster and animal like characteristics. She knows she is powerful
and indestructible. She has manipulated and tricked many people her
life causing them to go to the extreme... death.

Catherine "Cathy" shows her evilness and her monster like behavior
in many scenes throughout the book. Steinbeck illustrates Cathy as
being a monster on pages 95 and 96. "I believe there are monsters born
in the ...

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scent of sweetness, but that is just what Cathy
wanted
the town to see and think when Cathy planned her kill. On page
114-115, "The fire broke out... the Ames house went up like a
rocket... Enough remained of Mr. and Mrs. Ames to make sure there were
two bodies." Cathy had set the house on fire and broke into the safe
to steal the family's money. As the investigators scoped the place,
they noticed that the bolts stuck out and there were no keys left in
the locks. They knew it was not an accident. Cathy's body was never
found, but the town assumed that she died. "If it had not been for
Cathy's murder, the fire and robbery might have been a coincidence."
Steinbeck, again, portrays the reader that Cathy is a monster on page
242, "When I said Cathy was a monster it seemed to me that it was so."
Steinbeck is reassuring the reader that Cathy is a monster and with
the evidence before and after this statement. For example, Cathy later
changes her ...

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Added: 7/11/2005 01:59:53 PM
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