"'I only did what he knew I would.' 'Like Eve,'"


 Eve was the first woman to be created by God, according to the Biblical Book of Genesis.  She and her husband, Adam, were forbidden to eat of the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden, but Eve succumbed to temptation through the persuasions of a serpent.  This resulted in the couple being expelled from the Garden by God. Eve's story continues to stimulate debate; many see it as the basis for the inherent misogyny within Judeo-Christian culture.  Others view her as a symbol of power, as she consciously seeks out knowledge, asserts her independence, and becomes the mother of humanity.