East Of EdenWhen a person is rejected they form a resentment towards others. Thisresentment forms anger. “And with rejection comes anger”(steinbeck, p. 355)This is a way rejection leads to anger.
Resentment can start at an early ageand never go away. Cathy was rejected as a child and then she grew up withresentment in her creating evil. The resentment never went away so the eviljust built up. This is a step in the direction of crime and guilt.
Revenge is pursued when a person is rejected by others. With revengecomes more evil and crime. “I am sure my self that there would be fewerjails”(Steinbeck p.355) Revenge causes people to do bad things which gets theminto trouble. When revenge takes over the person becomes obsessed and they tendto go physco.
” I think that if rejection could be amputated, the human would notbe who he is. Maybe there would be fewer crazy people”(Steinbeck p.355) Thepeople are crazy becasue they have been rejected and obsessed with revenge.
This revenge just manifests to crime and more evil.After anger and revenge the person commits crime and goes crazy theythen go through guilt. Guilt comes after the person is obsses with revenge.
“One, child refused the love he craves, kicks the cat and hides his secretguilt:.(Steinbeck p.355) Guilt builds up and then hidden which only causes moreproblems. Guilt is natural and is human nature but can be controlled.”And withcrime guilt, and there is the story of mankind”.
(Steinbeck p.355) After angercomes the revenge which leads to crime and then after the crime guilt sets in.