The story of Esau and Jacob is like the very first jock / nerd rivalry. Genesis 25:27 informs us that Esau was a cunning hunter who enjoyed the great outdoors and brought many fuzzy delicious woodland creatures to their death. Jacob, on the other hand, spent most of his time in tents, no doubt playing Dungeons & Dragons and trying to download nude pictures of Captain Janeway.
Really, you have to ask yourself, are you on Team Jacob or Team Esau?
The family is extremely screwed up, not because Esau tortures animals and Jacob writes Robocop fan fiction, but because of how their parents act. Genesis 25:28 says that Isaac loved Esau for the sole reason that he ate venison, which, apparently, is the same reason why Rebekah doesn't love him.
What kind of failed parent loves one child over the other because of their dietary habits? "Sorry son, no birthday gifts this year, you didn't eat enough venison. I'm just going to have to spend all that extra money on your brother. Now there's a boy who can consume copious conglomerations of comestible cervidae!" This is pathetic.
Actually, according to Romans 9:13, God hates Esau. No reason is given in the entire bible as to why God might hate Esau, but the all-loving, all-forgiving God of the bible, hates Esau. What a fun chap this God is.