English 1022E Lecture Notes - Aphrodisiac, Knowledge Acquisition, Simile

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The fall is interpreted in many ways. After the fall they develop guilt and shame, an adult/mature sense of sexuality. They cover their bodies now which they never did before. Tree of knowledge interpreted as an aphrodisiac. Tree of knowledge is source of knowledge. the fall is a reflection of their aspiration to gain understanding. Adam and eve are unable to abide by the one rule that god has set for them. But his interpretation is more complex than these. Eve and adam have enough wisdom to cope, but they have limited knowledge. Eve has expressed desire to go off by herself and adam offers her 2 arguments for staying with him. She"s failed to see that two people would be better than one to oppose satan. She"s a little indignant, annoyed at adam to think that she wouldn"t be as good at defeating satan as her and adam.

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