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character in Old Testament of the Bible who killed his brother Abel out of jealousy.
Cain complex - hatred of a brother due to envy or jealousy. Synonym(s): brother complex
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One group of rabbis contends that Cain and Abel had divided the world between them, and each then accused the other of taking what did not belong to him, as the germinal struggle between the farmer and the shepherd ensued: "`Come,' said they, `let us divide the world.
I want to tell you a fable, a fable about two brothers, about Cain and Abel, a couple of guys that live on the fucked up side of Eden.
If we think of Cain and Abel as our own children, we might imagine ourselves as parents asking them these questions: "Look at me
The film's ambiguous reshaping of the Cain and Abel story contrasts both with the biblical model and with Harry's, for Burnett's story ends with Junior and Babe Brother's mutual decision to take responsibility for Suzie in a way that reconnects them to each other and to the family as a whole.
But there is ample evidence here that the brotherhood of Allen and Foster was closer to that of Cain and Abel.
More often than not, this relationship takes the form of sibling conflict, familiar to us from the stories of Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau, Perez and Zerah.
THE GENOCIDE FACTOR, a four-hour history of religious and ethnic persecution from Cain and Abel to 9/11/01, will make its Middle Eastern premiere next month as a result of distributor CABLEready's first-ever sale to Middle East Broadcasting Centre.
The story of Cain and Abel stands as the canonical tale of fratricidal rivalry.
Of course the Temple had not been built yet at the time of Cain and Abel, but the Talmudic Rabbis creating midrash after its destruction are commenting on the implications of demanding exclusive ownership of the Divine.
The 10 stories being given a modern makeover include Noah and the Flood, Cain and Abel, the Nativity and the Fall of Lucifer.
The 10 stories being giving a modern makeover include Noah and the Flood, Cain and Abel, The Nativity and The Fall of Lucifer.