Choice Essay On Eve's Choice: No Freedom

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Eve’s Choice: No Freedom

When God put Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden they were both innocent and good. Eve does not have freedom when being tempted to eat the apple. She made a choice to eat the apple but it was not out of freedom. Adams treatment and Satan 's arguments are both responsible for Eve eating the apple.

Eve loved and respected Adam. In lines 492-493 it says how Eve showed love in her eyes as she spoke to Adam. Eve knew Adam was superior and was the boss. Eve says “my Author and Disposer, what thou bidst Unargu’d I obey; So God ordains” (Book IV, lines 635-636). Eve does not mind that Adam is the boss because that’s how God wants it. Therefor she has no freedom. She has to listen and obey what God and Adam tell her
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Since dawn, Satan, now in the form of a snake, has been searching for the two people that represented the future of all mankind. Satan is looking for mankind to destroy them just for revenge, to get back at God. Satan is full of envy and thirst for revenge. Obviously he would want to find the weaker person first, Eve. Satan would like to find Eve by herself, but he didn 't think it was likely. But Satan actually found Eve all by herself working. Satan in the form of a snake approached Eve and complimented her. Of course Eve was amazed and flattered. She was not amazed because of the compliments he gave her. Eve was amazed on how the snake (Satan) was talking. She thought animals couldn 't talk but Satan told her he how he was dumb as the other animals but as he ate the apple from the tree he became smarter. He was able to think high thoughts, and speak. Satan was slick and Eve was naive. When Satan was telling her about this tree she thought he was talking about a random tree, not being the tree of knowledge. Satan took her to the “tree”. Eve told him she could have saved him the trouble. She told Satan “But of this Tree we may not taste nor touch; God so commanded” (Book IX, lines 651-652). Eve tried to be smart and tell him how they couldn 't eat from the tree of knowledge because God told them not to. She knew it was trouble if she did. She had no freedom to eat from the tree nor touch…show more content…
She finally was convinced and ate the fruit. Eve was to busy be devouring the fruit. Maybe it was the best fruit she ever tasted, or maybe she just imagined it because she expected it to be since Satan insisted it was. Eve honestly thought she will grow smarter and smarter till she is like a God who knows everything. Eve said “Till dieted by thee I grow mature in knowledge, as the Gods who all things know” (Book IX, lines 803-804). Eve was convinced with Satan arguments completely.
If Adam would have treated Eve with more freedom and would have cared less Eve would not have tried to prove her faithfulness. Eve would have known how to wonder, be by herself and handle any temptation that came her way. Eve would have known to be free. Satan also played a big part in Eve eating the apple. What can we say? Satan has a very persuasive tongue and knew how to convince Eve. Eve did not know how to be free and Satan knew
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