Cause And Effect : The Sweet Forbidden Fruit Essay

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Cause and Effect: The Sweet Forbidden Fruit Why is it that humans desire what they cannot attain? To do something that is prohibited? The more something is labeled as “DO NOT TOUCH” or “ALREADY TAKEN,” the more one wishes to touch it, to take it away. The tighter the restraints get, the harder one tries to break free. There is something so compelling and alluring about this dark and impulsive desire. A desire that haunts the depths of every mind as the whispers of the devil coax and taunt, snapping that remaining moral constraint. It is from this darkness that ideas like “rules are meant to be broken” reach the light of the world. This is a desire so primitive that it started in the ethereal Garden of Eden thousands of years ago. This is a story that sets this inescapable cycle into motion.
It all began with an all-powerful, omniscient God, one who created the heavens and the earth and all things in between. Amongst the many wonders that he created, two creatures stood out from the rest. They were created “in [God’s] own image...male and female he created them” (The Holy Bible, Gen. 1. 27). This was the birth of the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve.
In the garden of God, surrounded by “trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food,” the two flourished (Gen. 2. 9). However, in the midst of the abundant vegetation, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil grew. It was the singular tree that God warned the two to not eat from. For if they do, against…

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