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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Eve on the Stand

Adam has been compared many times to many characters in fiction and reality, but Eve has been unnoticed. Eve gave up innocence and purity for knowledge. She has walked with God and learned much just as Adam has, but then Satan pricks her pride and gives her a thirst to know what God knows, to be a goddess herself. This is much like Dr. Faustus in The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. He had studied many things and because of his insatiable appetite for knowledge sold his soul to the Devil. Both were warned, both though it would be best in the moment, and both regretted their actions. Eve repented when faced with the consequences and Faustus when faced with death and Hell. The difference is found in the fact that Faustus had no hope. In hopelessness he sold his soul to the Devil, whereas Eve was given hope after being forgiven. She was given hope for redmption.

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