- George Gordon, Lord Byron (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
- Lord Byron (Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets)
- George Gordon, Lord Byron (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- George Gordon, Lord Byron (Dictionary of World Biography: The 19th Century)
At a glance:
- Author: Lord George Gordon Byron
- First Published: 1821
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Tragedy
- Setting: Outside Eden
- Characters: Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel, Adah, Zillah, Lucifer
- Genres: Drama, Tragedy
- Subjects: Murder or homicide, Immortality, Exile or expatriates, Sin or Original sin, Antiheroes, God, Jealousy, envy, or resentment, Legends, Fratricide, parricide, or filicide, Bible, biblical imagery, or biblical symbolism, Biblical times, Devils or demons, Romanticism, Sacrifice, Mortality, Satan or Satanism, Angels
- Locales: Eden
While Adam, Eve, Abel, Zillah, and Adah pray to God, Cain stands sullenly by and complains that he has nothing to pray for because he had lost immortality when Eve ate the fruit from the tree of knowledge. He cannot understand why, if knowledge and life are good, his mother’s deed has been deemed a deadly sin. Abel, Adah, and Zillah urge him to cast off his melancholy and join them in tending the fields. Alone, Cain deplores his worldly toil. Tired of the repetitious replies to all his questions, replies that refuse to challenge God’s will, he is no longer sure...
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