East of Eden. Chapters 25-32. Vocab. 1. Inexorable : (Adjective) not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped "It was their first experience with the inexorable logic of women, which is overwhelming even, or perhaps especially, when it is wrong" (345) First seen used in 1542
1. Inexorable: (Adjective)
The sun is inexorable because it
will always set, and always rise.
2. Queue: (Noun)
The Chinese queue is worn by
the Manchus from central Manchuria
and the Chinese in China.
3. Magnanimity: (Noun)
Your magnanimity will bring you universal respect.
4. Cantankerous: (Adjective)
The cantankerous old man
slammed the door in the face
of the census taker.
5. Daguerreotype: (Noun)
silver or a silver-covered copper plate
and put a faded brown daguerreotype on the table in front of Lee" (376)
a type of photo coloring
He learned about the new daguerreotype process, the first practical method of making photographic portraits.
"Please try not to need me. That's the worst bait of all to a lonely man." (333)
"She paused to let her shaft sink in. She saw opposition, struggle, disappear. Abra had taken control. She was the boss." (345)
"I am the mother, yes-but how
do you know you are the father?"
"It was hard on you" she smiled
at him sweetly "I wasn't too hurt for your brother" (324)
"He was starting to punish Abra for liking his brother, and this was nothing new either" (348)
"If.. Cal came upon the same anthill, he would kick it to pieces and watch while the frantic ants took care of their disaster." (348-349)
"I seemed to come out of a sleep" said Adam "In some strange way my eyes have cleared. A weight is off me." (331)
" 'Dear Lord,...let me be like Aron. Don't make me mean. I don't want it to be...I'll give you anything in the world, and if I haven't got it, why, I'll go for to get it...For Jesus' sake, Amen.' Slow warm tears were running down his cheeks."(379-380)
"I expected you for a long time, and when you didn't come I guess I forgot you"
"I'm beginning to think you're a twisted human or no human at all"
"Let's go to the old house and play there. It leaks a little but it's nice"
"When i read the terms of your brother's will it struck me that he might have been a man with a particularly brutal sense of play. Did he like you?"
"Polly, if you don't watch your language, I'll thrash you."
"What's the shape of a fried egg? How would you color the fat and lean of a strip of bacon?"
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