To begin with, many of the stories chronicled in Genesis relate closely to books that exist today. In fact, some are more accurately described as creative recounts of certain events in Genesis and Genesis itself. For example, John Milton’s Paradise Lost is a classic epic that has a strong basis in the story of Adam and Eve. It depicts an in-depth version of their rise in Eden and eventual fall into temptation, adding in multiple viewpoints to an originally one-sided story. Without having read Genesis, one finds oneself a little lost while trying to explore the profound expanse of Paradise Lost. Consequently, having read Genesis, one finds that traversing the complex language and plot in Paradise Lost may not be as hard as it first seemed. In addition to Milton, many other authors have based their books on Genesis. Son of Laughter, by Frederick Buechner, spins the story of Jacob and Esau from the point of view of Jacob. Without...
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...orld, it would be best to stop here to avoid creating an overwhelming paper. The characters in Genesis relate particularly well to characters in modern media, as well as the dozens of idioms we use in everyday conversation that connect back to Genesis. Nonetheless, the plots, themes, and allusions should suffice in convincing one that Genesis has as much impact and value in today’s culture that, say, a Robert Frost poem or a play by Shakespeare does.
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Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. New York, New York: HarperCollins,
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