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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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So far, the figures of Cain and Abel are also allegories to illustrate this aesthetic crisis, and Dupont was one of the first to sense it in his poetic activity.
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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.
It's a self-conscious film, one that artfully reworks the Cain and Abel story into a fusion of hip, urban aesthetics and ancient sensibilities.
Local performers had fun with the Old Testament stories of the creation, Cain and Abel, the flood and exodus.
The war between Cain and Abel is the first event outside Eden, the first event of "normal" human history.
The Cain and Abel story is perhaps the most well-known in Genesis.
And later Babe Brother stands to sacrifice Suzie in his competition with Junior, a competition that resonates with the biblical conflict between Cain and Abel.
Celebration in the Northwest, rendered beautifully into English by Phoebe Ann Porter, is a powerful work that reflects the love/hate relationship between half brothers, a leitmotif reminiscent of Cain and Abel and representative of the spirit of the Spanish Civil War era and postwar years in Spain.
Thus, Richard III's hatred is a "natural" outgrowth of the playwright's domestic situation, and rival pairings based on the Cain and Abel story are common throughout his plays.
With the birth of legends about characters like Adam, Cain and Abel, to Jesus and Mohammed, Damascus was guaranteed an eminent position in the Moslem world: 'it was the seal of all the Islamic countries we visited' said the Andalusian traveller Ibn Jubayr in 1184.
The characters of Cain and Abel appear in some form in several works of literature, including works by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, William Blake, Miguel de Unamuno, and John Steinbeck.