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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 ...

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had a 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 ...

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Added: 5/11/2004 04:30:51 PM
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