At the time Moses was born, Pharaoh had ordered the death of all Hebrew males, but God spared Moses when his mother hid him in a basket along the banks of the Nile. Pharaoh’s daughter found the baby and decided to raise him as her own. Later, Moses fled to Midian after killing an Egyptian for cruelly beating one of his own people. There God appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush and said, “I have seen the misery of my people. I have heard their cries, I care about their suffering, and I have come to rescue them.
I believe we think this because in the bible we are taught that god takes time to create and mold each individual. In the story of Popul VUH we are given generic creations multiple times. Where there is a Noah or Adam and Eve, in opposite there is they, human, daughter, or mold of the maker. When displeased with his work God created the great flood to wipe out anything not worthy in his sight. When displeased with their creations in Popul VUH the experiments were harshly removed, naturally they would become food.
Two particular cultures condemned this behavior by way of their stories of a worldwide flood. The Hebrew story of Noah and the Arck tells how all of humanity was wiped out, and that only the most faithful man and his family would be saved. The flood story in The Epic of Gilgamesh follows the same plot line. Both stories share so many elements, it would be safe to say that the originated from a common work, but the minute differences reflect the values of their different cultures of origin. Both the Hebrew story of Noah and the Arc and The flood story in The Epic of Gilgamesh are alike in many ways despite being writted nearly a millennium apart.
“Have I done well or ill?” This is what Steinbeck says will be the question looking back at the end of our lives. In the telling of the story of the Trask family, the author goes through the generations showing the patterns of their similar struggles. Cyrus Trask, the patriarch of the Trask family and father of Adam and Charles, favors Adam over Charles, which drives Charles into a deep rage filled jealousy and he tries to kill Adam, like Cain and Abel. Adam then relieves the story of Cain and Abel with his own two sons Aron and Cal, favoring Aron over Cal. The struggle between good and evil is the one recurring narrative of human history.
The Plague of Hail: The worst hailstorm ever to hit Egypt struck, beating down crops growing in the fields and even killing people and animals caught in it. The Plague of Locusts: A swarm of locusts settled in Egypt and devoured anything left growing after the hail. The Plague of Darkness: Egypt became totally dark for three days. *Death of the firstborn:
“Popol Vuh” and “Genesis” were very similar in many ways, but the main one I thought was how they killed people. “For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.”(70). This quote was from Genesis’s Noah and the Flood, and it showed how angry God was at the people. He killed everybody on the Earth except for Noah with this deadly flood. “The earth was blackened because of this; the black rainstorm began, rain all day and rain all night.
With each story, a new tale is unraveled and differences are put aside to reveal an event that was beyond human control. Beginning in both stories, the reader is introduced to the hero that saves all creatures from extinction. These men are ordered by a single god to build an arc, full of the beasts of the land and particular people in which the god wishes to save. These large arcs are build using pitch to keep water from leaking in, and include only one door and one hatch opening. When the arcs are finished, the floods are delivered by rain and wipe out the remaining population of land creatures.
In the bible there is the story about Noah's Ark. The section "Noah and the Flood" in Genesis 5:32-10:1 explains it. Noah is asked to build an ark because their will be flood to destroy all the creatures that god has made except for those who join Noah. He is ordered to take two animals of each kind, male
Then Satan came a long and convinced Eve and Adam to disobey God by eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge. This was the beginning of sin, and what I believe, was the period, that became known as, the Fall of Man. Biblical Foundation: As described in Genesis 1:1-31, God is the creator of all living things, plants, animals and humans. God created Adam from dust and Eve was created from Adam’s rib, both were created in God’s image. God made the Garden of Eden a place where all of Adams and Eves desire for sustaining life could be met.
The second sun the Wind Sun took over his brother as the sun. Humans were created by Quetzalcoatl and lived on pinon nuts and things were fine. However, people became corrupt and in revenge, Tezcatlipoca turned them into monkeys, and Quetzalcoatl sent a hurricane to blow them away. Rain Sun was the third assigned to fire and Tlaloc became the next sun. Once again, Tezcatlipoca was the troublemaker and he stole Tlaloc’s wife, so he made it rain fire burning the world.