"I don't think I'm 50 % as mean as you under that nice skin. I think you're a devil" (Steinbeck 117). Charles Trask could not have defined Cathy Ames any better. In John Steinbeck's East of Eden, Charles Trask, the sibling of Adam Trask, becomes significantly jealous of Adam and nearly kills Adam. Adam and Cathy Ames delivery Aaron (Aron) and Caleb (Cal) Trask. Cathy leaves the family to follow life as a prostitute. Cal has always been jealous of Aron the favourite, and essentially..