October 9, 2013
Humanities IV 1-1
Eve, Satan, and the Forbidden Fruit
When God created the world, everything was perfect. Adam and Eve lived in harmony, there were no sins. The world around the only two humans, the Garden of Eden, was absolutely beautiful- it was paradise. One evil existed in the world, and it was called Satan. Satan was intent on destroying all the wonderful things that God had created. However, God was so powerful that this would not be a simple task for the devil. He had to concoct a scheme clever enough to trick God and all of his disciples. The only way for Satan to destroy man’s utopia was to convince Adam or Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. This was a difficult task, nonetheless the devil succeeded. Satan used his cleverness to sneak past God, disguise himself, and ultimately trick Eve into eating the forbidden fruit.
When Satan devised his plan to ruin humanity, he knew it would be very difficult. Not only would he have to convince Adam or Eve to eat the apple, but he would also have to sneak past God. The followers of God would also not permit such evil to enter the world, so Satan would have to deceive them as well. The angels were watching for the devil to try and enter the world, but he persisted until he found a way to enter “Since Uriel, regent of the sun, descried his entrance, and forewarned the Cherubim that kept their watch; thence full of anguish driv’n, The space of seven continued nights he rode with darkness, thrice the equinoctial line he circled, four times crossed the car of Night From pole to pole, traversing each colure; On the eighth returned, and on the coast averse From entrance or Cherubic watch, by stealth Found unsuspected way” (505). In order to get to earth undetected, the devil had to fly for seven days straight around the world, without rest. He was so set on his plan such rigor could not deter him. Satan cunningly devised a plan to sneak past God, getting one step closer to...