The whole Testament is a collection of extreme contradictions: Your mistake is to assume that guilt is understood in the same way by god and by men. People with more time on their hands have thought about this though.
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Add information 3 13 Nov 28, An imperfect Creation, that's the main issue: He was the one that created that unhealthy sibling rivalry between Abel and Cain by asking them for offerings and judging them. Saramago's prose always sounds like the beginnings of a stand-up routine or a shaggy dog story. People with more time on their hands have thought about this though.
His forehead sign is becoming bigger. OK, so Cain overreacted. This book is full of considerations on the relation between God and Mankind, that most of us have probably thought of, but would never be able to expr review in English below Brilhante! Well, some people in the Old Testament lived almost a thousand years.
Why did you make me slay my brother? You mean the lord makes people go insane, Isaac asked.
Cain by José Saramago – review
Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Later Adam and Eve would meet with the cherubim: Given the terrible lot of Sodoma and Josse, burnt to the ground, did Lord find women guilty too, and if so, what about the children, Cain would ask.
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Caim by José Saramago
God will punish Cain: View all 35 comments. This is the question that is being asked many times throughout this little book. Instead, he takes cian task the sacred and the revered through the felicitous agency of satire, just that this time it is caustic, hilarious, direct, with no attempt at subtlety, with a delicious tongue-smacking of an irreverent blasphemer, the title he earned for writing this story.
Cain clearly demonstrates the modern and surprising aspects of Saramago's prose: There is no Biblical character named Lilith. Lot's Wife by Shawna Atkins from shawnaatkinsart. God from Old Testament is neither kind-hearted nor forgiving old fellow. A Dictionary of Angels by Gustav Davidson Yes, a simple word.
The book of Genesis is full of murders, despair Eighteen years after " The Gospel According to Jesus Christ caij, his merciless onslaught against the New Testament, Saramago is back to finish the job. On with the conquest of the Promised Land and the trail of blood left behind by Joshua's army; the Golden Calf; the destruction of Jericho View all 40 comments.
Throughout he is in dialogue with Saeamago. See all 22 reviews.
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Cain finds this happier work than mudtreading. Nov 11, K. He understands not how the God of love and justice can be capricious, spiteful, jealous and uncaring - or as Tim Minchin memorably put Cain kills his brother Abel in a fit of jealousy and is forced to wander the earth in penance. Jul 17, Owlseyes rated it liked it Shelves: