A word from Duke Special: In John Steinbeck's novel 'East of Eden' there is a character called Adam Trask who at one stage in the book has been shot and abandoned by his wife. She leaves him wounded, depressed, and alone to bring up their twin boys. After a few months, in which the character sinks further into depression, neglecting to even give his children names, a friend who is a neighbouring farmer decides he must do something about it. Upon visiting this extremely despondent and listless soul he makes him stand up and in an act of brave friendship he punches him to the ground before helping him up and sitting down with him to give his children names. This marks the beginning of Adam's awakening back to life.