"Serpent" Essays and Research Papers


is focused on Gilgamesh losing is closest friend and going on a journey of immortality, by studying Gilgamesh’s idea of avoiding death, we can see throughout the story that death is inevitable, lack of humility is an issue, and the symbol of the serpent. Gilgamesh, the king of Uruk, is a mighty king that built magnificent temple towers and high walls that surrounded the city. However, he came about these building projects by forced labor. The gods heard the people of Uruk’s pleas, so the gods created...

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Salvation: Serpent and Snake-handling Services

outside. The gravel crunched under their feet as they walked up to the open door of the church. The church had paneled walls and ceiling fans. Inside the church, smelled of camphor and damp wool. Things got a little crazy at this church. Four serpent boxes were a the front of the church. Brother Charles got up and began talking to the congregation and strumming his guitar. A few other members began playing their instruments to go along with Brother Charles. The light in the church seemed to...

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The Tempest and "Adam & Eve"

Trinculo to kill Prospero; Caliban’s real master. This has resemblance to the serpent in the story of Adam & Eve. In the story of the bible Adam & Eve were fooled by a serpent to eat from the Tree of Knowledge so they could gain the knowledge of God. In both The Tempest and the Bible, plan of the tempters (Caliban and the serpent) was only to undermine and overthrown their real masters. However, in both instances neither the serpent nor Caliban wanted to rule themselves. In the bible, Satan does not eat...

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John Milton's Paradise Lost

the Garden of Eden as a serpent. He finds Eve alone and attracts her by telling her that he gained the ability to speak by eating the fruit of another tree in the garden. He takes Eve to the Tree of Knowledge. Even begins to explain to the serpent that God has forbidden her to eat from the tree. The serpent explains to her that God actually wanted her to eat from the tree to show independence. She believed that God had meant eating the fruit would cause death. The serpent had eaten the fruit, and...

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Biblical Allusions In Tess Of The D’Ubervilles

antagonist as the serpent. Within his novel, Hardy presents many situations that allow the reader to understand this familiar biblical allusion. He successfully paints a clear picture of this religious reference by using aspects such as, setting description, dialogue, and the statements made by the narrator. Throughout Tess of the D'Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy uses imagery to exemplify the Talbothays Dairy as the Garden of Eden, Tess and Angel as Adam and Eve, and Alec as the evil serpent. The explicit...

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The Deerslayer

descriptions of the American continent: America is Eden inhabited by the unfallen. America is a New World Hell inhabited by demonic savages Cooper’s Origin Story Adam, Eve and the serpent remain the chief actors But Cooper’s American Adam [Hawkeye] prefers to learn what the serpent [Chingachgook means “Great Serpent”] can teach him about the wilderness from which Eve [Judith Hetter] would send him into exile Chingachgook is the personification of nature * Bond Sacred bond between Hawkeye...

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Pandora Vs. Eve

called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” Said Adam (Gen 2:23). In Eve’s confrontation with a serpent (snake) that changed the ways of mankind forever, the bible states, “the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God has made.” Because Eve knew the words of what God had told her, ‘you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat it you shall surely die.” The serpent using his cunning way, says, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it...

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Paradise Lost Theme

would count as the biggest form of disobedience in Paradise Lost. Knowing this, Satan found Eve alone and approached her in the form of a serpent. He then convinces her to eat from the Tree of Knowledge because he claimed that after he ate from the tree he gained knowledge, and was not punished by death. Eve is lead to the tree and fully convinced by the serpent. Before she bites into the fruit she repeats God’s Commandment showing that she was fully aware of his command. Thus showing her deliberate...

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Milton John

disobedience of the first four people who violated the ban is the only Creator of all things and were cast out of Eden. Chastened by the Holy Spirit, the poet calls the culprit fall of Adam and Eve: is Satan, who appeared to him in the guise of the serpent. "Paradise Lost" is interesting as an expression of the philosophical views of Milton He spends here the idea of ​​the unity of body and soul, between man and animal, "the difference is only in degree," for all of them - different kinds of matter...

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Young Goodman Brown

confirmed with, “Then the Goody Cloyse knows her old friend.” One would wonder where exactly did the temptation take place, for the Bible does not specify where it occurred. However, the language used may help to shed light on the matter. When the serpent was putting thoughts into Eve’s head, they spoke of the forbidden tree that was located in the middle of the garden, as if they were somewhere outside of the garden(New International Version, Gen. 3:1-5). It seems odd that they would mention the...

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Good vs. Evil

of Adam and Eve, it is a serpent that coerces Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. She then gives Adam the fruit and they are both expelled from the Garden of Eden. The serpent is a symbol for deceitfulness and has long been a literary metaphor for the devil and evil. In explaining the connection between the serpent from the Garden of Eden and the dragon from Beowulf, in his article Wright argues, the dragon was a serpent, and though more violent and less cunning than the serpent in the Garden of Eden,...

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The Nephilim

human activity and did not mate with them. This then raises the question of how these Nephilim came about without angels mating with women. To answer the question of who the Sons of God are we must look at how the serpent deceived Eve then Adam. After their sin God tells the serpent “I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel. Genesis 3:15 (NKJV) This is God acknowledging that Satan had begun a war...

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Paradise Lost

Throughout “Paradise Lost”, Satan slowly degenerates both mentally and physically as he turns from a fallen archangel into the lowest form of a serpent. He possesses some of his former pre-fall qualities; however, he becomes so tormented mentally that his physical appearance slowing conforms to the evil inside of him. His “honorable” motives even become corrupted throughout. This regression of Satan’s character throughout the poem illustrates the way Milton believes sin originated in the Bible...

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Myth Essay

Earth by the god James who had the power to make life human and animal. As soon as word broke that life was able to survive on Earth they gods asked James to make them serpents. James was fine with this as long as the other gods let these serpents have some free time also. After James said yes, almost every god had serpents except Ella. Ella has been happy for a while, until one day Gus the god of wind blew her cloud near the sun. Ella demanded Gus blow her cloud back, Gus unfortunately couldn’t...

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Similarities Between "Anthem" and the Creation Story

temptation of the serpent, showed greed, and wanted to be more like God, so they ate the fruit, in order to become like God. When compared in depth, the protagonist of the creation story, Adam, and the street sweeper, Equality 7-2521, of Ayn Rand’s Anthem are condemned men, whose stories are very similar, save one key difference. These two men were condemned for the exact same reason: they let their greed overpower every other feeling they had. ““You will certainly not die,” the serpent said to the woman...

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Borderlands Gloria Anzaldua

inspired and taught by the gods and goddesses, for which they were the creators of the earth and life. “The earliest is Coatlicue, or “Serpent Skirt.” She had a human skull or serpent for a head, a necklace of human hearts, a skirt of twisted serpents and taloned feet,” (Anzaldua 49). She was a woman, an Earth Goddess, the beholder of all. “Coatlicue, Lady of the Serpent Skirt, contained and balanced the dualities of male and female, light and dark, life and death,” (Anzaldua 54). Since Coatlicue possesses...

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Pleasantville Biblical Refrences

them are ashamed of themselves. Finally the serpent is introduced in Genesis 3, the serpent is said to be “ slier then every beast on the field“. The serpent eventually persuades Eve to eat from the “Tree of Knowledge”. After she eats from it, she has Adam eat from it. Shortly after, they finally notice they are naked and become self conscious and cover up. God then asks about what they have done and Eve blames Adam, while Adam blames the Serpent. God curses them, and makes Eve suffer through...

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Character Analysis of Sykes

brings to mind Genesis 3:19, “By the sweat of thy brow shalt thou eat…” Or it might be the snake that makes it reflect the Biblical Fall. It is not a mirror image of course. Delia is not Eve, and Sykes is not Adam. In fact, Sykes seems more like the serpent. Sykes is a callous, brutal, vain, and worthless man. Sykes is an insensitive man who does not care about Delia’s feelings. For example, Sykes knows that snakes terrify Delia and yet he takes great pleasure in using this fear against her. He throws...

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The Bible and Popular Culture

and a serpent like pointed tail. This image is frequently teamed with a Devil whose personality fits with the ideology of a daring and almost cheeky character. Comparing this seemingly loveable character to that of the aggressive and fear inspiring one found in the Bible brings one to question how such a difference occurred. The character of Satan, in the Bible has taken on many different guises. Some examples are, in Genesis (3:1)1 Satan appears as the serpent that tempted Eve "Now the serpent was...

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Cain summary

any being. His refusal is, according to Lucifer, in itself a form of worship. Adah asks Cain to leave with her, but Cain claims that he must stay with Lucifer, who speaks like a god. Adah reminds Cain that the lying serpent, too, had spoken so. Lucifer insists that the serpent had spoken truly when it had promised knowledge from the fruit of the forbidden tree; humanity’s grief lies not in the serpent’s so-called lie but in humanity’s knowledge of evil. Lucifer says he will take Cain with him...

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Infant Sorrow

an anafora in line 5-6-7. Sick Rose While the rose exists as a beautiful natural object that has become infected by a worm, it also exists as a literary rose, the conventional symbol of love. The image of the worm resonates with the Biblical serpent .Worms are quintessentially earthbound, and symbolize death and decay. The "bed" into which the worm creeps denotes both the natural flowerbed and also the lovers' bed. The rose is sick, and the poem implies that love is sick as well. Yet the rose...

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Steinbeck’s Biblical Allusion in the Grapes of Wrath

California represents a place of great wealth, freedom, and prosperity. It is a Garden of Eden, so to speak. The Garden of Eden had a serpent who brought the Wrath of God upon Adam and Eve. The serpent supplied them with the forbidden fruit. California is forbidden to outsiders and migrants. No Okies allowed. The snake represents the Eden Serpent and its betrayal to Adam and Eve. California will betray the Goads. The Sin Watchers represent the religious zeal. They force their...

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The Monsters in Beowulf

and the murder of Abel at the hands of his brother Cain. This poem is predominantly about the war between good and evil. The first monster Beowulf encounters is Grendel. Grendel is the offspring of a woman who colludes with the Dragon, or the serpent, also known as the Devil in the Garden, in the biblical Creation story. Grendel is full of rage, envy, and murders his brother Abel. God asks Cain (Grendel), “What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood cries unto me from the ground....

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Young Goodman Brown

journey; this man is very influential in the story. The man is the devil carrying a staff that Hawthorne describes as serpent-like symbolizing the biblical reference of a serpent being an evil demon. In the Book of Genesis, the serpent is the main temptation Eve has to try the fruit of the forbidden tree. Similar to that, Goodman Brown accepts the devil’s offer of his staff, or serpent, in order to travel quicker. Brown fell under the temptation of the devil. The further into the forest Brown goes,...

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Cause and Effects on Bullying

evil trap, the serpent came to Adam and told him; “you right for doing what you are about to do my friend. Your god only loves eve, and you are pretty much you are on your own serpent said”. The serpent asked Adam if he could help him out and Adam agreed. The serpent told Adam the first step is to grab a fruit out of the knowledge of good and evil tree. Adam remembered eve warned him from eating out of that tree, and if he does he will die. “I’m not trying to die Adam said”. The serpent started laughing...

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West Indian Poetry

rock”, he uses landscape but, in “Poem” an animal more so a reptile (serpent) is his creative influence. The title “Poem” may simply mean a piece of writing in which Roach expresses his feelings and ideas. The mood of the poem is a sense of payback, whereas the tone is satisfaction. In this poem, Roach makes the serpent, symbolic for the root of all evils that are faced by him, West Indian people and people of the world. A serpent has connotative meanings attached which are not pleasant due to their...

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The Bad Side of Knowledge

As Adam and Eve are walking in the Garden of Eden they pass the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and a serpent talks to Eve. The serpent is a cunning beast that tells Eve the tree is indeed good for food and she would not die if she ate from it. Also the serpent tells Eve that God does not want her to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil because Eve would be like a god. The serpent says to Eve, “Ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in, the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes...

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Anorexic by Eavan Boland

story of the Garden of Eden consists in four characters God, Adam, Eve and the serpent. The story is the following, God creates the heavens and earth and God creates man in his image and he called him Adam and then God put Adam to sleep and out of the man rib creates a woman and calls her Eve. Eventually, the serpent comes into the play and convinces Eve to eat from the only tree that God says not to eat from. After the serpent convinces her, she convinces Adam, and then they fall from the grace of God...

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Some characteristics of Adam, Eve, and God.

always forgive them. The book of Genesis portrays the story of The Fall in simple terms. Adam is created (Gen. 1.26-27, Gen. 2.7); Adam is told not to eat from the tree of knowledge (Gen. 2.17); Eve is created for Adam (Gen. 1.27, Gen 2.22); the serpent tempts the pair to eat from the tree of knowledge (Gen. 3.1-6); Eve eats from the tree and gives some to Adam (Gen. 3.6); both are punished and cast from paradise for their disobedience (Gen. 3.16-24); Eve is blamed original sin (Gen. 3.12,17). Genesis...

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Lady Macbeth 's Role in Shakespeare's Macbeth

be the serpent under’t’…” because she wants Macbeth to appear to people as a kind and gentle person but underneath that deadly smile, he should be wicked and cunning like the serpent. “…serpent…” is quite similar to the Adam and Eve story where the Devil appeared as a serpent and tricked Eve into eating the apple from the forbidden tree which means that Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to be a symbol of deceit. This also questions her religious morals because though she is aware of the serpent (The Devil)...

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Paradise Lost and Tis Pity

time. In Book Nine of Paradise Lost, Milton begins to introduce Satan as the Serpent; however, he manages to draw the audience away from Satan's intentions by presenting his physical beauty. As the Serpent 'Addressed his way' towards Eve, with the desire to cause corruption, he moves 'not with intended wave'. Instead, he towers 'fould above fould a surging Maze', with the colours of 'Verdant Gold'. By giving the Serpent distinct characteristics, he is separating him from the other creatures in the...

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Post-Freudian Pshychoanalytic Theory of Adam & Eve

became his wife. The woman came across a serpent she claimed to have deceived her. In actuality, the serpent simply told her a fact that is later proven correct with the help of her temptation. After Adam and the woman both consumed fruit from the forbidden tree, they realized that they were naked and tried to hide from God. God came to find that Adam and the woman ate from the forbidden tree because they suddenly were full of knowledge. God punished the serpent, Adam, and the woman for their disobedience...

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Archetypal Analysis of "Young Goodman Brown"

they are tempted by a serpent, gain knowledge, and suffer for them gaining that knowledge. In “Young Goodman Brown,” Brown leaves the comfort of Salem and travels into nature, where he is tempted by a man with a “staff, which bore the likeness of a great black snake” (627), as Hawthorne writes. The man tells Brown, “’Come, Goodman Brown,’ […] ‘Take my staff, if you are so soon weary’” (627). This same thing occurs in the Garden of Eden when Eve is tempted by the serpent to eat the forbidden fruit...

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British Literature Exam Study Guide

could one day replace the fallen angels in heaven. Satan returns to earth, and enters a serpent. Adam and Eve’s innocence is lost. The Son of God descends to earth to judge the sinners, mercifully delaying their sentence of death. Sin and Death, sensing Satan's success, build a highway to earth, their new home. Upon his return to hell, instead of a celebration of victory, Satan and his crew are turned into serpents as punishment. Adam reconciles with Eve. God sends Michael to expel the pair from Paradise...

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Adam and Eve and God

Man When Eve listened to satan, temptation entered the world. Before the deception, Adam and Eve knew no evil. She allowed herself to be taken by the enticing words of the serpent. The serpent told her how they would be as gods, if they ate from the forbidden fruit. They could eat from every tree, but that one. The serpent comes to lower us away from god, when we are taken away in our own lust. She was thinking about they becoming as gods. When the woman ate, she then took it to her husband. The...

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The Chrythansemums

the reader a negative vibe. “His eyes were dark and full of brooding” (515). He is believed to have an exciting life on the road as he is free to follow “nice weather”, but in reality his life is not by any means appealing. The man symbolizes the serpent, as he disturbs Elisa’s peace and convinces her, so she becomes unsatisfied with her life. However, after the encounter with this man, Elisa realizes that she was able to refrain of temptation, and therefore experiences an inner revelation. The transformation...

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Ypung Goodman Brown Character Analysis

makes him indecisive. When he sets out on his journey, he sees a man sitting by a tree, this man accompanies him through the forest. He notices the staff held by the man that resembles a great black snake. The staff possibly represents the serpent in the story of Adam and Eve. There are many times in the story when Young Goodman Brown thinks of turning back, but the traveler convinces him with his staff to keep traveling forward into the deep and dark forest. Just as in the bible the staff...

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Biblical World View

Himself and we have allowed the enemy(satin) to deceive us to the point we are lost even with the specific instruction manual that God has given us. Chapter three of Genesis tells the fall of man from the grace of God because he was deceived by the serpent(satin) who knew that God had created man in His likeness and that meant he had free will to make choices and decisions. They were deceived by the twisting of God’s words and straight out bold face lies. They got played like monopoly with false dreams...

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Pandora And Eve Greek Mytholoogy Written Analysis

forbidden fruit from the forbidden tree in the middle of the garden, and also he ordered her to help Adam run and maintain the order that God has created. So everyday Eve and Adam lived their life in the center of the Garden of Eden. There was a serpent living too, who is known as the Satan, he tamed Eve, by saying, “If you eat the fruit of the tree of good and evil, she will gain the wisdom and becomes like God.” So, Eve take a fruit off the tree and ate it followed by her Adam also ate the fruit...

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Flowers for Algernon and The Garden of Eden

were encouraged to become smarter. After they had gained intelligence, their eyes were opened to all of the badness in the world, and they suffered the consequences. There were also similarities in the characters in both stories, such as between the Serpent and Miss Kinnian and between Eve and Algernon. Daniel Keyes rendered the material new by changing the setting, the characters, and the events of the story to something much more modern. In "Flowers for Algernon", Charlie wanted to become smart, but...

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Laocoon Art History

scenes. In Greek sculptor’s Athenodoros, Polydorus, and Agesander of Rhodes’ piece titled, Laocoön and His Sons (Fig.1), also known as the Laocoön Group, the artists created a three-dimensional statue of three men whose bodies are ensnared by two serpents, the man in the middle being the representation of the Trojan priest, Laocoön and the other two men on either side of him being his sons, Antiphantes and Thymbraeus, using marble as their medium. To understand the Laocoön Group is to look past it’s...

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Hierarchy and Separation

the serpent. It is also interesting to note that when God approaches, then questions Adam about whether or not he ate the fruit, his advance implies that God will take Adam's word first over Eve's, and over all other creatures. We see distinct levels of importance among the three: God values the man's word first, as he is created in the likeness of him; the women second, since she was made from Adam, and the serpent, whom God will hear last, because he was of lesser importance. The serpent was also...

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God and Revised Standard Version

they do such a thing when they knew the consequence, which is the death? Adam blamed Eve, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate” (Holy Bible, New Revises Standard Version, Gen. 3.12). Eve blamed serpent, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate” (Holy Bible, New Revised Standard Version, Gen. 3.13). These are not very convincing. I don’t think that anyone would jeopardize his or her life so easily, without any question. Furthermore, it is not that Adam and Eve...

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Paradise Lost

love for another as with Adam. 	Satan realized that he would not be able to catch both man & woman together, so tempted Eve when she was alone, relating to her in a way very similar to his own fall from grace. When Eve was asked by the serpent, she replies that the one restriction placed upon her and Adam was that "the fruit of this fair tree… ye shall not eat thereof, nor shall ye touch it lest ye die". When he explains to her that she would not actually "die", but...

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Comparison of the Gilgamesh Epic and Genesis

legendary figure and the deeds/adventures they encountered. A significant relation of the two stories was, they both had a God or God(s) which is the narrator of the stories. Another connection between the two stories was when Eve was tempted by the serpent to eat the forbidden fruit, sinned, was ashamed of being naked, and was excluded for the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 3:1-23). Inkidu was tempted by a women, slept with her, was ashamed of being naked, and the wild beast him (pg3&4, para 1-6). The...

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Literary Analysis

Enkidu serve as mirrors of each other – and mirrors of us all. Eve and Enkidu, although portrayed differently by their authors, serve the same ultimate purpose – they serve to give education to their counterpart. Eve fell victim to the wiles of the serpent when she ate of the Tree of Knowledge. What history records is Eve’s disobedience to God’s order to abstain from the fruit; the story however, reads a little differently. “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food, and pleasing...

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God vs. Evil

an act that invited Evil into the existence of humankind, an act that bore consequences still inherent in human existence today. God, like Adam and Eve, suffered consequences. Genesis 3:14-17, God says: “Because you did this…” referring to the serpent who tempted Eve, then to Eve, and finally to Adam, “Because you did…” Humankind invited the existence of Evil into the goodness of God’s creation. No longer did God walk in the breeze of the Garden of Eden; no longer did God remain in the actual...

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Symbols in "Perelandra" by C.S. Lewis

accept the fruit given to him in exchange for the fruit he expected or the fruit he found last time." From the exchanges between Dr. Weston and the Green Lady we can see clearly that Dr. Weston does not symbolize the devil. Instead, he symbolizes the serpent from the tale of Adam and Eve. The persuader, the servant of Satan through whom Satan can act to tempt mortals. Dr. Weston is the devil's agent, a vessel through which the devil can spread his influence. Dr. Weston never sleeps, so he can influence...

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Ecofeminism and John Milton's Paradise Lost

punish Satan, he transfers the punishment onto the snake. The serpent is doomed to move on his stomach and bear the enmity of Eve’s children for the rest of his existence (Milton 234). Nature is continually dominated and controlled by man to suit their needs. Unable to fully admit responsibility for his part in the original sin, Adam continues to blame Eve, likening her evil nature to that of the snake’s: Out of my sight, thou serpent! That name best Befits thee with him leagued, thyself as false ...

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The Arrival

factor for the disruption of the man’s sense of belonging. There exists an fragmented sense of existence in the old land, something that is established primarily by the ominous, malicious serpent like figures that force the man’s departure and his search for a new way of life. Tan’s symbolic representation of the serpents as the threatening and severe influences in the early pages of the novel drives the man out of his homeland as it is is a source of unease and discomfort for his family. Upon entering...

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In Search of Truth

from dust and places him in the Garden of Eden, where he is to have dominion over the plants and animals. Eve is later created to be his companion. God places a tree in the garden which he prohibits Adam and Eve from eating its fruit. However, a serpent tricks them into eating from it, and they are subsequently expelled from the garden for disobeying God, who visits upon them and their progeny numerous hardships as punishment. Interpretations and beliefs regarding Adam and Eve and the story revolving...

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Comparing the Characters of Eve and Delilah in the Bible

or more commonly known as the story of Adam and Eve. Eve had been told that she could eat from any of the trees in the garden with the exception of the tree in the middle of the garden. When Eve was in the garden one day she came across a serpent. The serpent told Eve to eat from the tree. He said, “You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil" (Genesis, chapters 3.4 and 3.5). After hearing this, Eve took the...

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Genesis 1–11 teaching regarding the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and civilization.

hence the need to allow other people take charge of situations and let them make their own decisions. When Adam fell and God asked him what happened, he was swift to point out that it was Eve’s fault, Eve was also swift at shifting the blame on the serpent. That is the way we still are today, we love to put out blame on other people for our own shortcomings. Civilization started in the bible, after Adam and Eve ate the fruit, they knew they were naked and made themselves clothes from leaves, God later...

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Rappaccini's Daughter

major setting is the garden. "There was one shrub in particular...that bore a profusion of purple blossoms, each of which had the luster and richness of a gem...seemed enough to illuminate the garden, even had there been no sunshine...some crept serpent-like along the ground or climbed on high". (Hawthorn; 224) In this passage, the author depicts the liveliness and beauty of the garden in an almost fantasy-like way, a fantasy too good to be true and destined to end in the most tragic way. Hawthorne...

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A Loss of Faith (Young Goodman Brown)

In the forest, Young Goodman Brown meets a companion, an older man who symbolizes the devil. Hawthorne indicates the man bears a striking resemblance to Brown, so much that he is called the “Elder Goodman Brown.” The staff the man carries is a serpent recalling the snake in Eden. Allegorically the devil stands for Goodman Brown’s hereditary predilection to evil. This idea of evil past, present and future is an example of the allegorical nature the story has in relation to the Fall of Man. It...

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Paradise Lost

and grandeur that even Satan is afraid to approach him. He will not command her to stay because only her free choice to remain with him will satisfy his resistance desire for her devotion. Adam’s failure to admit his need for Eve sends her to the serpent and to her imminent fall. Adam’s wordsin his soliloquy reveal his nobility and his selfless love. He is very greatly shocked to know of the transgression of Eve, yet he decides to share her fate. He cannot live alone without her company and...

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Lord of the Flies Essay

amount of evil inside every human can either be disguised as holy and kind actions, or it can be flourished with anger and violence. The proper English boys thinking there is a beast on the island is a parallel to when Adam and Eve are tempted by the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve chose, with their own sinful mind, to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Therefore there is an evil within all of our souls. One of the younger boys describes as seeing a snake-like beast, and from...

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comaparative between green gulch and genesis

story about an isolated and solitary little boy who suffers from many severe repercussions due to his exposure to an evil and an immoral act. The First Sin and Its Punishment is a biblical reading about Adam and Eve and how they get tempted by the serpent into eating the fruit. Both stories reveal acts of evil in different ways; Green Gulch portrays evil as brutal, immoral and violent, while in the Genesis evil is described as manipulative, attractive, easy to commit, and pleasing to the eye. Both...

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Comparision of Greek Myth of Prometheus and Judaeo-Christian Adam and Eve

the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." Adam was lonley so God created Eve (life), a woman from one of Adam’s ribs and she became his wife. They lived together in the garden for some time along with the other beasts until the serpent (who later on was said to have been satan) convinced Eve to eat the apple, telling her she would not die, but become a God. At this point, humanity lost it’s innocence. Both Adam and Eve realised that they were naked and fashioned coverings for themselves...

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The Sick Rose

are high and overated * Something harmful for flowers * Mystery * Damaging rose * Unclear * Destroying nature * Male * Imagery of ugliness * Threat * Decay * Snake or serpent in story of Adam and Eve * Disease * Damging purity * Corruption * Infection * Imperfection * Fall of humankind Flies in the night * Flying * Danger * Power * Night ...

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