Abra is the love interest of Aron Trask from a very young age. They court for a long time, but Abra begins to recognize that Aron loves an idealized version of her, and doesn’t love her for who she really is. She develops a close relationship with Lee, whom she adopts as a father figure, for she has always felt rejected by her own father. Eventually she falls for Cal, because he is both bad and good, and can understand that she is both bad and good too.
Abra Bacon Quotes in East of Eden
The East of Eden quotes below are all either spoken by Abra Bacon or refer to Abra Bacon. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Penguin Classics edition of East of Eden published in 1952.).
Chapter 53 Quotes
“He’s crammed full to the top with every good thing and every bad thing.”
Abra Bacon Character Timeline in East of Eden
The timeline below shows where the character Abra Bacon appears in East of Eden. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...a different kind of way. He cannot stomach the thought of that, and concludes that Abra simply heard some incorrect information. He pushes the thoughts from his mind. That night, as... (full context)