Sam & Dean – Cain & Abel or Michael & Lucifer?
Even though they created Sam to be the vessel of Lucifer and Dean to be the vessel of Michael, (fifth season), you can’t help but feel as though the writers blended the Revelations battle between Michael and Lucifer with the Cain and Abel story from Genesis and balled it all up together in the characters that are Sam and Dean Winchester.
I recently scoured this interview (and several others) for a tidbit from one of the actors that would explain it all. Jensen Ackles said: “the relationship between the brothers … is the crux of the show, what it all revolved around. I knew that if that relationship worked on camera, the Show was going to work.” And work it does, but what about it? I find that there are so many elements of various bits popular folklore AND religion that it is difficult to discern which character or story line came precisely from which biblical element or other myth.
In another article (found here) I read that “Kripke began the show with the intention of displaying American folklore and urban legends and that the scripts resulting from this goal are strongly correlated with supernatural elements of religions demonstrates that religion is prevalent in American folklore.”
And so he has. And now that he is no longer writing, the others have successfully picked up the trail.
And for the rest of us who not only watch the show to dissect it, but to enjoy the … scenery… let’s choose our favorite brother:
Me? Dean all the way. It’s the sarcastic humor that gets me. And those eyes. Those ‘tortured soul’ eyes.
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