The timeline below shows where the symbol Water appears in East of Eden. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...of the Salinas valley in Northern California. The land is beautiful and expansive, but dry. Water comes in 30-year cycles, and the dry seasons inspire despair and the wet seasons hope... (full context)
...mother, a godly woman who seemed to crave unhappiness, vengefully drowned herself in the shallow water of a pond after contracting gonorrhea from his father when he returned home from the... (full context)