Amelia Lanyer Argument

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Religion is something that is now practiced by millions of people around the world. Whether it be christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism people believe in different spiritual forces or deities that might be responsible for the world. In christianity people believe in a single god the creator of all and his son that descended from heaven jesus christ. They also have the bible which is God’s words and how the world was “created”. Amelia Lanyer does an argument on the first book of the bible “Genesis” which talks about the creation of the first human beings Adam and Eve. She argues that Eve isn 't the only one to blame ( or to take the full blame) for their actions of eating the forbidden fruit. Now to my understanding this argument is fallible. From …show more content…
Eve was tricked by the snake into eating it then convincing adam to eat the fruit causing them to be spelled from the garden. Adam was to live a life of labor and Eve was to live a life of childbirth and pain (menstrual cycle). Now Amelia Lanyer states that Eve should not be blamed 100% that adam was weak and he should of done something to stop his wife. She even states that Eve was doing this out of love and that Adam could actually approved of this “ Not eve, whose fault was only too much love which made her give this present to her dear that what she taste he likewise might approve.” This statement is a bit confusing and interesting. It sounds like Eve made him eat the fruit that was forbidden because she loved him and that he might approve of it as well. This is a little mistake in Amelia 's part. This statement proves that eve is to blame because she willingly gave Adam the fruit and she thought he might like it as well, so not only did she commit the sin but she brought her husband down with her. It is said that Adam was created first and that he was the perfect man but was he really perfect ? It sounds like from the book of genesis that both Adam and Eve …show more content…
If Adam was so perfect wouldn 't he have some type of knowledge but it is depicted as they are both unaware. We also can 't forget the reason why Eve ate the fruit in the first place the serpent had convinced her or sway her thoughts to go eat it. There 's a particular line were it sounds like lanyer is blamed it all on Adam as if he ate the fruit first and then blamed Eve for it. “ then lay fault on patience’ back that we poor women must endure it all.” This particular line is interesting. It sounds like Adam accused Eve also she says that women must endure all the pain which isn 't true. It 's true that Eve got the harsher punishment but Adam also got punished as well for his sin. In that line Lanyer makes Eve look like the only victim but when Adam got his share of the punishment as well. Lanyer tries to defend Eve as a victim of temptation and her husband Eve not doing anything to stop her. She claims all she wanted was knowledge and she got tricked by the serpent and Adam did nothing to stop her or help her but her claims are just

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