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Response Essay To Ani Di Franco “Adam And Eve”

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In response to Ani Difranco’s Adam and Eve the poem depicted a very grim/dark view on the story from the bible. The very famous bible story in the chapter of Genesis began with Adam, and began telling a story of how Eve came into existence. In the Bible it says that one rib was taken from Adam and placed in the body of Eve. In summary, neither of the two knew much wrong; they both male and female stood unclothed throughout the garden. God gave them both tasks and told them simple right from wrong. One of his most important rules was to not eat from the forbidden tree of the garden. The story goes on to say that an evil serpent named “Satan” influenced Eve to eat from the forbidden tree she ...view middle of the document...

Eve or the female character in this poem is trying to explain her actions and show her remorse for why things happen the way they did. She has a very gloomy, dark tone in this poem as if she is very sad for the events that took place in the garden.
This poem gives me an idea of whom to put the blame for the two getting exiled of the garden. My idea is that both Adam and Eve are to blame even with the poem giving Eve a chance to say she is sorry for what happened. I still believe that even if she had eaten the apple, that doesn't say that Adam would also have to eat the apple. I strongly disagree with this poem on many points that she is the only reason they both would have to leave. She says in line 16 “I am truly sorry about all this”. (1263) she then again apologizes in line 26 which in my opinion would be something I wouldn’t think someone would have to apologize for. Adam is just as responsible for the exile just as Eve is in my opinion. The two should go hand and hand if Eve feels that she may be responsible for the events Adam should also feel the same.
Things to agree with in the poem “Adam and Eve” would be the fact that she knows that she did wrong with eating the forbidden fruit from the tree. The poem is an almost darker version of the story of Adam and Eve it begins with Eve telling Adam that he is trying to leave his problems or walk away from a situation. In Ani Difranco’s poem “Adam and Eve” it says “I do not name the stakes I just happen to like apples and I am not afraid of snakes”. (1263) In this line is an example in her views of what happened in the garden. She says not afraid of snakes as in making a pun that she wasn’t afraid when the snake came and talked to her. Those lines in the poem come off as ironic to the situations...

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