Cathy Trask: A Illustration of Devil within the E book "East of Eden"

“If you happen to can imagine in saints, you’ll be able to imagine that someone will be all good, you have to imagine that someone will be all unhealthy.” – John Steinbeck

As I learn the e-book “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck, I admit that in the first place, I felt that I’m simply being obligated as a result of I would like it for my time period paper. However as quickly as I begin studying the e-book it appears that evidently I’m studying a contemporary model of the “E book of Genesis.” Curiosity arouses, when the characters unfolds the thriller of their id particularly after I encounter the character of Cathy Ames later often known as Cathy Trask, the character that leaves an impression, the character whom Steinbeck represents as Devil within the story.

Cathy Ames is described by the creator as a monster, a satan entice in a baby’s determine, in a face of innocence. She renders an look of a fragile, angel like magnificence. However although she possesses this sort of look, individuals round her sense that one thing is flawed about her, there’s something unusual about her complete being, one thing harmful that nobody can decipher. Now, allow us to get to the purpose on how the character of Cathy Ames turns into a illustration of Devil. Let me enumerate the factors based mostly to my very own notion that would attest to her as a illustration of Devil within the Story.


When Cathy was ten years previous lust overtook her. Her sexual drive was so sturdy and she or he let herself swoon by it. She deliberate rigorously on the way to rape herself to indulge her lust. When she was enjoying with two boys she gave them a rope and gave them directions to tie her and do one thing immoral to her sexuality in trade for a penny she is going to give to them.


When Cathy’s mom caught her being tied and looks as if being molested by her two playmates her mom was mortified. Cathy then acts very shock to the scenario as if she was the sufferer. The boys had been punished by their mother and father although they inform them that it was all Cathy’s plan. Nobody imagine the boys, however Cathy’s father sense one thing that’s flawed concerning the scenario and couldn’t voice it out to her spouse who was blinded by their daughter’s lies, he was simply felt sorry for the boys who was despatched to the home of correction for the issues they didn’t do.


Cathy her commits homicide not only a easy homicide however killing her personal mother and father as whether it is an accident. Her mom informed her to choose up the cash within the financial institution earlier than her mom went to the Altar Guild. She fortunately follows her order, however earlier than she does, she chopped slightly pullet and drained its blood in a jar and hid it within the kitchen, she then by way of an apron into the range and poked the coals till it flames sprung into the material. And when her mother and father obtained again to the home a hearth broke out, her mother and father died whereas she obtained all the cash and went distant.


After Cathy escape from murdering her mother and father he meet Mr. Edwards a whore grasp. She then referred to as herself as Catherine Amesbury and wished to hitch Mr. Edwards as a prostitute however then the whore grasp hesitated as a result of her look doesn’t match to grow to be a prostitute. She then craft a make-believe story about her father who died and go away them an enormous quantity of debt that leads her to hunt for a job leaving her no choice however to grow to be a prostitute. And right here, Cathy’s bodily relationship with the whore grasp began.

Sleeping along with her husband’s brother

Right here, Cathy meets the Trask brother, Adam who admires her and fall in love along with her, and Charles who hates her presence. Adam Trask quickly decides to marry her and on the night time of their wedding ceremony Cathy put a sleeping tablet to his espresso and fell asleep. She then went to Charles chamber, his husband’s brother and tempts him, they usually embrace the temptation of sin.

Tried homicide to an Unborn Little one

Adam decides to take Cathy to Salinas Valley the place they may begin a beautiful life and start a household. Of their journey, Cathy used a knitting needle to poison herself, inserted camphor, kerosene and purple pepper realizing that she is pregnant with Charles. Fortuitously, the physician arrives on time and condemns her to what she virtually achieved to her unborn child. However realizing Cathy, she then creates a narrative about her household having epilepsy and she or he is afraid that her child may catch the identical sickness.

Little one Abandonment, Deception and Cruelty

A number of weeks later, after Cathy gave start to twin child boy she determined to go away them to her husband as a result of she doesn’t need a child within the first place. Adam will get confused about her spouse’s motion and determined to lock her to her room. Cathy was outraged and plan to lure Adam to get her freedom. She then pretends as if she was sorry about saying that she is going to go away them. Adam was deceived by her phrase, upon unlocking the room Cathy in her right-hand held his.44 Colt, and the black gap within the barrel pointed at him. He took a step towards her, noticed that the hammer was again. She shot him. The heavy slug struck him within the shoulder and flattened and tore a chunk of his shoulder-blade.

Decline for Self-Atonement and Suicide

Because the story involves an finish Cathy declines to repent on the monstrous, devious and depraved methods she did from the day she commit the act of immorality till her final breathe after committing suicide.

Many readers who’ve learn the story don’t imagine that an individual like Cathy Trask would exist however as what Steinbeck said if we imagine in saints we will imagine that an individual will be all good and we should always imagine that an individual can be all unhealthy. To additional perceive the character of Cathy Trask learn the e-book of East of Eden by John Steinbeck and meet the undecipherable girl who represents as Devil.

by Maria Cristina Gornez

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