When God asked Adam about the fruit, Adam responded, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.” (Genesis 3:12) God only punished Adam because he listened to Eve and ate the fruit. Adam’s punishment was that he will have to labor for his food on cursed ground, and even if he works hard, he will end up eating bread at times because the fruit of his labors will be unsuccessful. The difference in the intensity of their punishment is not fair. Eve gave into the temptation of the serpent, but Adam gave into the temptation of Eve. They both committed the same transgression, but through different occurrences. Before there was more than one interpretation of the Bible, many men believed that women gave into temptation too easily and caused society pain and problems that could have been avoided if Eve had listened to God in the first place. Some religions still believe this theory to a certain extent, giving them a reason to place women on a different level of respect than men.
In Women’s Speaking Justified, Margaret Fell Fox comments on the conversation between Eve and the Serpent, stating “with his temptation, and with a lie, his subtlety discerning her to be more inclinable to hearken to him,” Eve trusted the serpent, because until that time, she was not aware that the act of lying existed. Fell Fox also points ...
... middle of paper ...
..., is a “fiery element, with it’s own heat and nourishment content.” (Lines 42-43) Very few things can truly affect a friendship; it does not need constant help because a good friendship is strong. Friendship to Philips is the only relationship where you can be yourself and is the most gratifying relationships of them all (Line 48-56). It is quite obvious that the saying “marry your best friend” was not a reality in Philips’ time, even though she believed that friendship should be the basis of a marriage.
Women were expected to marry in their social class, and to the best option available. Unless a woman was upper class, she was not given the opportunity to find someone she truly cared for to spend her life with, she would just have to hope that they would become friends at some point in the marriage. Men were so superior to women that the practice of a girl’s father
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Mohannad Abuhussain March 1, 2016 THEO-101 Professor. Robert Koerpel Genesis 3: (1-7) the Different Levels of Interpretation There are more than two different levels of biblical interpretation; however in this paper I am going to be focus in two of them which are historical-literal and theological-spiritual. In Genesis 3: 1-7, "The Fall of Man" shows something happen that forever changes our world. Before the beginning of chapter 3, the end of chapter 2 explains the relationship between the Lord, Adam, and his wife Eve.... [tags: Adam and Eve, Bible, Garden of Eden, Satan]
1028 words (2.9 pages)
- Some cultures look to the Quran or the Torah, while others read the Bible or the Vedas. Regardless of the religion, these holy books of worship are thought to be the guidelines to mankind’s sense of morality and justice. As Shakespeare argues in Hamlet, however, these classical texts, while thought to be teaching lessons, only expose a darker side to mankind. Despite the supposedly justified search for finality, involving murder, greed, and hypocrisy, driving the actions of characters in Hamlet, Shakespeare uses biblical allusions to highlight man’s innate attraction to sin.... [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
975 words (2.8 pages)
- ... When reading this story as an allegory, Laura represents the biblical eve who yields to temptation (Themes and meaning). Just like the snake who tricks eve into eating the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge, the goblins in the poem prey upon Laura’s naivety, using their wit to make her give into temptation (Christian References). So like Eve, Laura decides to eat the fruit which resulted in great pain and loss of her innocence. Laura’s decision to eat the fruit lead to negative consequences similar to when Adam and eve fell from grace they were punished.... [tags: Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Serpent, Satan]
702 words (2 pages)
- The Potato Tomatoes of God Globally there are an estimated 2.2 billion Christians and 1.8 billion Muslims alive today. Both of these religions have adapted passages, and epochs from the Old Testament. Though the roots of these religions are similar, interpretation of these ancient texts vary between the two faiths. The book of Genesis, the plight of Noah, and the struggles of the Israelites when enslaved by the pharaoh, are told differently between the Bible and the Quran. Though the themes of these stories remain largely the same in both books, there are subtle differences which make each version unique.... [tags: Moses, Bible, Noah's Ark, Book of Genesis]
1052 words (3 pages)
- Biblical Symbolism in East of Eden Throughout the novel East of Eden, Steinbeck uses many biblical references to illustrate clearly the conflict between the opposing forces of good and evil. Much of the plot of East of Eden is centered upon the two sets of brothers representing Cain and Abel. Both pairs are similar to Cain and Abel in the way they go about winning their fathers’ favors. All four give gifts to their fathers, and the fathers dismiss the gifts of Charles and Caleb, the Cain representations (Marks, Jay Lester.... [tags: East Eden Essays]
1254 words (3.6 pages)
- Dreams The American dream and God’s dream is quite different, but somewhat similar. One has to clearly define the differences and similarities between the two. Therefore, they will understand the impact and results of both ideas on the way society address itself. People of society have to define what they are looking for in their personal journeys. By doing so without causing harm to others in the process, it is called “pareto optimality.” Whatever a person does shouldn’t make a negative impact on others.... [tags: religious beliefs, philosophical analysis]
1003 words (2.9 pages)
- For anyone growing up in any religious family, the first story that one was taught was the story of how God created everything in seven days. The bible consist of historical accounts that have changed though time. Many variations of these stories have been expressed. Everyone in the world is different and therefore the way that each person interprets a story can be different as well. When addressing the story of Adam and Eve there are many fundamental issues that can be discusses depending on how each character is analyzed.... [tags: Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden, Serpent]
1326 words (3.8 pages)
- 1. A response to the interpretation of Acts 4:32–36 as an endorsement of a type of communal living as being normative for the Christian church. a. Which rule of interpretation was broken, ignored, or violated. The rule of Biblical interpretation that has been broke here is that no doctrine is to entirely be based off one passage of Scripture from the Bible. Along with that no verse or phrase can or should be allowed to have a meaning when isolated that it would not have if it was kept in its original context.... [tags: Bible, Christianity, Jesus, Old Testament]
2175 words (6.2 pages)
Analysis of the Consequences of the Disobedience to the Great God/Gods in Paradise Lost and “Pandora’s box”
- In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Milton narrates the story of Adam and Eve, but on a deeper level, figuring out the motives, feelings, and emotions of each character while also introducing the story of Satan/Lucifer and all of his complexities. At the same time Milton gives the story a twist when he relates how sin and death is brought into the human world. Greek Mythology gives a similar anecdote which compares with John Milton’s story very much: the story of Pandora and Epimetheus. “Pandora’s Box” also relates the story of how evil sprits came upon the world thorough Pandora’s disobedience.... [tags: Literary Analysis ]
2492 words (7.1 pages)
- ... 26). It is because of their very nature, that the scriptures must be approach with humility and an “open mind” (p.15), yet the author stated that when interpreting the narrative of scripture, one must look to “where it equivalent” might be in other parts of scripture (p.27). Although Capon (2002) recognizes that the use of storytelling is not unique to the Bible, he divides the parables of Jesus into three categories of study which include, “parables of the kingdom”, “parables of grace”, and “parables of judgement” (p.... [tags: Bible, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]
852 words (2.4 pages)
- The Board Of Education Has Changed Their Approach On How They Teach English Language Learners
- The Uk Graduate Labour Market Has A Significant Impact On Today 's Economy
- What Makes Zeolites Interesting Since Their Discovery?
- Elie Wiesel 's Night I Learned That Jews Could Have Escaped The Shoah
- The Value Of A Teacher
- The Code Of Ethics Should Value Equal Opportunity For All