Why was Kate comforted by her necklace East of Eden?

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Why was Kate comforted by her necklace East of Eden?

East of Eden:

Kate reveals that as a child she coped with feelings of fear and danger by pretending she could shrink herself like Alice in Alice in Wonderland and disappear. This coping mechanism is still used at the end of Kate's life.

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Kate is comforted by her necklace as it contains a suicide pill as inspired by reading Alice in Wonderland as a child. The necklace is a chain that...

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East of Eden: Summary & Characters

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Chapter 5 / Lesson 13
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John Steinbeck's 'East of Eden' is an allegorical novel based on the biblical story of Cain and Abel. Explore the background of the novel, a summary and character analysis, and how Steinbeck weaves together stories that initially appear unrelated.


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