By taking the clause thou mayest out of its context

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incorrect. By taking the clause thou mayest out of its context, Steinbeck twists the truth of free will and uses it to convey his own message: that a man, through his own free will, can shape and define his destiny. By reading the text in context-both the story of Cain and Able and the story of Christ, which is the accepted Christian message of the Bible as a whole-the message that thou mayest conveys is quite different in both meaning and gravity. Steinbeck's humanistic approach to the passage out of the story of Cain and Able cannot be supported except when the truth is twisted out of its context. When returned to the proper context, the Scripture defends itself and conveys a much stronger and much more hopeful message than Steinbeck ever could about man's free will and God's sovereign plan. Man is only free to determine his eternal destiny is when he chooses to follow the will of God and accept the Grace of salvation from the persecutions of sin.
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Through variety of his stories, Steinbeck has tried to share his thoughts and his philosophies with people. The great stories, Of Mice and Man, The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden, of Steinbeck’s has given hope and inspirations to many people. Although people misunderstand about some parts, People do not have any doubt that John Steinbeck has influenced the American literature and people’s heart with his understanding heart of men. Work cited “John Steinbeck.” . July 30, 2011 < > Steinbeck, John. “Of Mice and Men.” New York: Penguin Group, 1937. Steinbeck, John. “The Grapes of Wrath.” New York: Penguin Group, 1939. Steinbeck, John. “East of Eden.” New York: Penguin Group, 1952.
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“John Steinbeck and The Great Depression.” . 2011 < > “John Steinbeck, Journal entry.” , December 20, 2006 < - 1938/>
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