The naïve mind of Eve cannot be blamed for such error of Adam’s for he was created to lead by example. Free will is installed within Adam, yet hope remains that he will live up to his creator’s image. It is until Adam chooses to eat the forbidden fruit that he is expected to take full responsibility for his wrong doing. Lanyer portrays the theme throughout the poem by the use of imagery, irony and personification which promote the belief that one should be prepared to face the consequences of their actions. Through imagery, Lanyer portrays Adam as an impeccable being, said to be incapable of mistake which is later proven false by his decision to eat the “forbidden fruit”.
In one instance, Adam and Charles give their father a gift for his birthday, however their father appreciates Adams gift more. This allusion to the Bible recreates the hurt Cain felt when God rejected his gift, however just as Abel did, Adam sacrifices much of his time and money to get his father a gift. Although, Adam did sacrifice much of what he had for the gift, it was for the wrong reasons. This situation conveys that Adam values what his father thinks, but it does not lead to his happiness because it was done selfishly. As he grows older Adam joins the military, as his father wants him to, but he gives up what he wants for his future.
Adam reminds the reader that Eve is still free from blame and sin. “Daughter of God and Man, immortal Eve, For such thou art, From sin and entire.” Just because Eve goes into the Garden of Eden alone does not entirely mean that Eve is a sinner. Diction such as “Daughter of God and Man” shows Eve is a special being of God which in turn shows that Eve might justify that her actions are to be alright to God, which may be one of the reasons she eats the forbidden fruit (Eve ’s sin). Then with diction like, “from sin and blame entirely” comforts Adam into thinking Eve couldn’t possibly sin and sending them to eternal damnation. This passage also conveys the idea of innocence and purity.
The punishments on both Adam and Eve were clearly imposed by God Himself; God did not reduce women to inferior status, nor did He command men to rule harshly over their wives. However, in the course of history, it has sometimes been thought that God 's punishment of Eve was justification for degradation and subjugation of
We will soon learn that Eve had been more than lied to. Blinded by his lies this again will be Satan’s first attempt to destroy the seed line that was to lead to the birth of Jesus. “The Man Adam” had now gone against God and thus brought “The Sin”, which is death to the whole Earth including the sixth day creation “Mankind”. To really understand what happened in the Garden of Eden will be revealed in Chapter 7 “Apple or the Truth 7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; (shame and “The Sin” had come to the 2nd Earth Age); and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.- Not covers for their mouth they had not eaten an “apple” as falsely taught.
She knows that God has given man a power to name animals while the woman was not given any power. From her act of unnaming the animals Eve reclaims this power and goes against God and Adam. She returns her own name to Adam. By doing so she rejects the notion that Adam should be the one in charge of everything. But, when she goes to return her name, Adam doesn’t take her seriously at all.
The story of Adam and Eve serves as a tale on how mankind and womankind were created and placed on Earth. The story takes place in the Garden of Eden, and because the woman was deceived by the Serpent, both the women and the man were cast down to earth. The Serpent deceived the women by allowing her to eat the fruit from the forbidden tree, as she also influenced the man, God punished both. “Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16 NIV) and that He allowed “Adam (to) named his wife Eve” (Genesis 3:20 NIV). It shows that Eve was a possession of her husband Adam.
In this reading we see Adam, after the “fall,” removed from the Garden of Eden and forced to live a human life on Earth. In this way, we may regard Adam as an alien, as someone who in a way does not really belong here. This corresponds with a typical human sentiment when they ask, “Why am I here? What have I done to deserve such a difficult life in such a place, so filled with pain, sadness and tragedy?” In this respect, Adam’s story is the story of everyone. Why is Adam expelled from the garden?
John Milton utilizes Biblical allusions to convey his evaluation of how his life has been lived or how his time has been spent. The poet especially contemplates his life’s contributions considering his physical state of blindness. Milton wonders whether or not he is using his abilities for God’s utmost glory. He longs to do more, but feels that his disability holds him back. At the beginning of the poem, Milton’s fleshly thinking allows him to believe that God expects us to go out and do physical works with our hands, and because he is not capable, then there is no way that he is pleasing God.
There are many parallels that can be made about Lord of the Flies and Adam and Eve. The first few chapters the island itself resembles the Garden of Eden which is also a very beautiful garden with all the food Adam and Eve need to live. The actions of the boys also link to the story of “Adam and Eve”. Ralph “became conscious of the weight of clothes, kicked his shoes off fiercely and ripped off each stocking with its elastic garter in a single movement. Then he leapt back on the terrace, pulled off his shirt, and stood there among the skull-like coconuts with green shadows from the palms and forest sliding over his skin.