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Suffering has been known to the world since the Garden of Eden In life we discover many things as we age That Santa Claus doesnt exist or that the Easter bunny and the Tooth Fairy are not real Likewise we discover sin In the story Eve in Darkness the young girl is exposed to sin She represents a modern Eve figure who is innocent until she is led astray by her cousin Victoria The young girl portrays Eve but does not fully follow her path and fall In the end she retains her innocence by her childish creativity The story relates to the one of Eve and the Garden of Eden The young girl and Eve resemble each other In the beginning of time Adam and Eve were made in Gods image In the Bible Eve lived in a perfect world where she could have anything she ever could have desired This world was perfect like the young girls However the young girls world doesnt take place in a garden but rather in her grandmothers dim austere living room where a statue of Eve holding an apple stands 18 God had only forbidden Adam and Eve one thing that they not eat the fruit of one forbidden tree the tree of knowledge which holds good and evil The young girl in the story sees this fruit in the form of an apple in Eves hand Now Eve saw how beautiful the tree was and how good its fruit would be to eat and she thought how wonderful it would be to become wise Genesis 36 The young girl also has a lack of knowledge like Eve Eve meets a snake who is really Satan in disguise He tempts Eve to eat the forbidden fruit and like the young girl Eve believes every word he says Eve eats the fruit and is thrown out of the Garden along with Adam She tells God that the snake
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