In the short story, “The Old Testament: Genesis,” the Lord God had forbidden Adam from eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. “Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat….” (“Genesis” 54). Adam followed the rules, but however the woman that the Lord God created was tricked by the serpent. “Ye shall not surely die...” (“Genesis” 55). This was stated by the serpent, who tricked the woman into eating from the tree. When the serpent told the woman that she would not die, which made her want to eat from the tree more. The woman knew that she was not going to die, so she didn’t listen to what the Lord God told Adam. By being disobedient to Lord God, Adam and the woman had to face consequences. “I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thy shalt bring forth children…” (“Genesis” 55). The Lord God punished the woman and Adam, because they did not listen to his command. This connects to our society today, because many people who are forbidden from doing something follow the rules until that one person tell them something different to break the rule. While breaking this rule, that person will most likely face ...
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...bidden from them. They may feel like their freedom is being taken from them, so instead they will do the opposite of what they are told. However in these three short stories, each character was doing something which was forbidden from them. In some way, they were either punished or later on in life suffered some consequences. When a person know that something is wrongdoing, it makes them want to be insubordinate and break the rules more. If a person feels like being bad, knowing that they are going against the rules, it will most likely give them more happiness. For example, Augustine loved doing evil things, because he just loved being bad. There are also people who have bad influences on a person which encourage them to do things which are forbidden from them. With that being said, a person have their own choice, but it’s their choice to choose the right decision.
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