bertram cates

//Hornbeck correctly compares himself to the serpent of Genesis, but Rachel is not Eve. She actually plays the role of Adam. Bert is Eve: he’s the one who encourages Rachel to open her mind, and in the end, she does. In doing so, she alienates her father the Reverend, who I suppose in this metaphor represents God, and the two must leave Hillsboro, which represents Eden.