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Human nature is defined as the complex of fundamental dispositions and traits of man sometimes considered innate belief that you cant control human nature Websters 1101 In both the story of Adam and Eve and Seventeen Syllables by Hisaye Yamamoto human nature is shown to be innate Characters within each story try to control the outcome of another persons encounter with a serpent that represents temptation curiosity and or sexual desires However despite the consequences human nature overrules One of the earliest examples of trying to control human nature occurred in the story of Adam and EveIn the Garden of Eden God commands Adam You may eat of every tree of the garden but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat for in the day that you eat of it you shall die Genesis 215 God then creates Eve and equally forbid her from eating off of the tree This shows God trying to control Adam and Eves human nature before their encounter with the serpent At this time they are both naked and not ashamed this disposition soon changesAfter Gods command Eve encounters a serpent The serpent asks Eve Did God say You shall not eat of any tree of the garden Eve says to the serpent We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden but God said You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden neither shall you touch it lest you die But the serpent said to Eve You will not die For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God knowing good and evil Genesis 36 The serpent makes Eve unable to refrain from her curiosity concerning the forbidden tree She realizes its not only good for food but has the ability to give her god-like knowledge Eve eventually
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