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The Present Unhappiness Of Man Essay

542 words - 2 pages

According to John Milton's Paradise Lost, the present unhappiness of man is the result of Satan's actions. While in the Garden of Eden, both Adam and Eve were warned of an evil power who was secretly working to destroy their innocence. Because Adam let Eve work alone in the garden, Eve was more vulnerable of being approached by this evil power which is probably Adam's biggest mistake. Once Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge which was forbidden to them, they both lost their innocence, and with it righteousness, confidence, and honor, which is the cause of man's present unhappiness. During Paradise Lost, Satan, who is the cause of man's "fall," has just experienced his own "fall" from innocence, and is on a mission to spoil Earth for man, and turn man against God at the same time. After eating the forbidden fruit, Eve believes that she has actually turned into a goddess, and has to think to herself whether or not she should tell Adam, because she likes knowing the fact that knows more than Adam. It is apparent that Eve thinks that she is a goddess when she says, "Till dieted by thee I grow mature in knowledge, as the gods who all things know." Eve begins to become very selfish after eating the fruit, and the only reason that she tells Adam that he can become a god if eats the apple is so that she does not have to die alone, not because she loves Adam even though...

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