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3 What is the effect of the Fall on Adam and Eve Answer The specious words of the serpent into Eves heart too earlyentrance win The fruit looked delicious it was noontime and she washungry The smell of the fruit aroused her appetite So Forth reaching tothe fruit she pluckd she eat While nature sighed That all was lostand the serpent slunk back into the thicket Eve immediately felt the effectsof the Fall She eats to excess as never beforeGreedily she ingorgd without restraintAnd knew not eating Death Satiate at lengthAnd heightnd as with Wine jocund and boonThus to herself she pleasingly began Greedily ingorgd Satiate heightnd jocund and boon allsuggest excess in eating and drinking Heightnd as with Wine Eve like adrunken person is filled with confidence and high spirits She praises thetree which gave such fruit C S Lewis speaks of her as worshipping avegetable at this point and promises to offer it praise every morning Inher overconfidence she expects to grow more and more mature the more she eatsof the fruit She expects to attain knowledge as the gods who all thingsknow Note that she says gods now not God She feels that she is reapingthe fruits of experience that Heaven is too remote to know what she is doingand that the great Forbidder and his spies have other cares In short shefeels falsely that she has got away with disobedience and profited from it The next thing that we notice is her attitude toward Adam She wonderswhether or not she should tell him about her discovery Both her argumentsare selfish First she thinks she will keep her knowledge secretIn Female Sex the more to draw his LoveAnd render me more equal and perhaps So already she is tempted both to deceive Adam Eve and to be ifpossible superior to him thus upsetting the hierarchy of order But her nextthought is different though it
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