Themes Of Adam And Eve

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The story of Adam and Eve and the creation has proven itself worthy of being dissected and shredded into its core themes of thanatos, eros, within the Oedipal conflict. The themes in the story are very easy to relate to as we closely observe two human beings that share our same tendencies and desires to defy and liberate. This account of our first fathers gives a great amount of insight where our tendencies of defiance originated. Adam, the first man, was made from the dust thus making him a thanatos creature. I believe both theologians and psychoanalysts would agree that the example of being created from dust would create a line defining us as Thanatos and God, the law giver, as Eros. As the story progresses in this light there are events…show more content…
This part of the account of the creation of Adam being made from the dust indicates that man has a thanatos origin being made up of the lowest form of the elements. Whenever there is chaos there also must be an establishment of order. God sees the lifeless being of Adam and as an attempt to install order in his life God breathed into his nostrils and gave him life. Adam, who was once lifeless, could now move and speak and becomes a living organism that can learn and progress under the direction of with his newly found father, God. The roles of father and son played by God and Adam in the Oedipal conflict become more evident later in the story. For this brief moment Adam has a perfect balance between Eros and Thanatos. Adam being made of the dust of the Earth but is made alive from the breath of God makes this perfect balance. This perfect balance makes his life have order and before Eve was created Adam was cooperative with all of God 's…show more content…
For fear of being reprimanded they both hid because of their nakedness. Eve told God that the serpent had beguiled her and she partook of the fruit. Eve 's desire was to partake of the fruit and liberate herself from ignorance but when she did this she inadvertently rebelled against God, creating more substance in the Oedipal conflict. As a father, God could not allow that his children to be defiant, therefore, he caused that Adam and Eve should be cursed for the remainder of their days on Earth. They were punished like any child would be if they broke the rules. God 's role as an enforcer and a authoritative figure plays a large part in this latter part of the story as he give the appropriate consequence for the actions taken. The punishments given to Adam of Eve are very symbolic of the struggles of Thanatos in an Eros
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