- the Blood – Anthropomorphic
- the Ground – Anthropomorphic
Position / Distance & Static / Dynamic
- Static – only mentioned once
- Position – Main character
- Dynamic – his range of emotion is from sadness → anger → fear
- Static – no dialogue, only mentioned for the sake of the plot.
- Dynamic – Passive questioning → Sorrow for the blood → Anger in cursing → Passive Protection
- Position – Primary character
- The Ground
- Dynamic – Giving fruit. Blood crying from it. Source of cursing.
- Stereotype Gap – (4:4-5) Firstborn is preferred by Havva and in general. However, God preferred the second born.
- Stereotype Gap – (4:9) Firstborn is typically the brother’s and family’s keeper.
- Stereotype Gap – (4:11-15) God is both judge and protector
Emotional Intensity & Irony
- Emotional Intensity – (4:5) Anger – Face falling and being kindled.
- Emotional Intensity – (4:9) Anger – Rhetorical question indicates resentment over questioning.
- Irony – (4:9) As the older brother, he is supposed to be keeper of the family. So the answer to his rhetorical question is actually “yes.”
- Emotional Intensity – (4:13-14) Fear – Over punishment being too much
- Emotional Intensity – (4:6-7) Curiosity. God is wondering how Cayin would not have realized this fact even without him telling him.
- Emotional Intensity – (4:10) Sadness. The accusative questioning paired with the crying out of the blood indicates a great anguish in God.
- Irony – (4:2,11) The same ground that Cayin tills is the source of his curse.
- Emotional Intensity – (4:15) Extreme punishment for those who harm Cayin.
Comparison and Contrast
- Cayin and Havel
- Contrasts – Emotional vs. unemotional. Aggressive vs passive. Did what was wrong vs did what was right. Was not respected vs was respected.
- Similarities – Gave offering to the LORD.
- Cayin and God
- Contrasts – Final attack on his brother vs final protection over Cayin. Questioning vs Responding. Anger over respect vs Anger over suffering.
- Similarities – Anger.