This essay is about Adam and Eve.

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Almighty Parental Figure

The story of Adam and Eve is a well known story about

the first two biblical figures to live on earth. G-d

created Adam and placed him in a utopian situation,

where he could live freely. It was a perfect life

except for one restriction. G-d tells Adam "... tree of

the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of

it" (Genesis, 2:8, line 17). G-d's one rule is that

his creations may not eat the fruit from the tree of

knowledge, and if they do, then they shall die. G-d

seems to be an almighty parental figure (symbolizing

that G-d is their creator) to Adam and Eve, but G-d

does not follow through on his word, which leads Adam

and Eve (and humanity for that matter) to believe that

G-d is compassionate.

G-d creates Eve in the image of Adam, and as

anticipated Eve learns of the forbidden tree.

Eve is

enticed by a serpent to eat the fruit of the tree, and

she does the same to Adam. Upon eating the fruit,

they learned of good and evil, which persuaded them to

cover up their nakedness. As the story continues,

Adam, and Eve hid when G-d was walking through the

garden, however when he/she called on Adam, he replied

"I heard thy voice in the garden, and was afraid,

because I was naked; and I hid myself". G-d's reply

was an interesting reply for a "Supreme Being". G-d

tells Adam "Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast

thou eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that

thou shouldest not eat?" For a being that can create,

manipulate, and destroy all things in the universe,

G-d acts as if he/she does not know of the wrongs that

Adam and Eve did.