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Christopher Pracht Johnson Ch. 1, 9/6 History DU 140, 12:30-1:40 While reading I noticed some similarities and differences between the Genesis: The Christian Origin Narrative, “In The Beginning” and Aristotle on Masters and Slaves, The Politics . One major similarity is that men automatically have power over the women, the Christian viewpoint states, “…and [the woman’s] desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee”(Johnson, 6). Learning from this quote, the Christian belief is that women should want to be with a man, and once with a man the man should have power over his woman. This belief can be closely related to the belief of Aristotle, the book reads “…however, the female and the slave occupy the same position” (Johnson, 8). Aristotle believes that the female should be a slave to her man, but he goes on to explain that she is only occupies this position with her man, and nowhere else (unlike a slave, whom is always a slave). Although the beliefs between
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 260 taught by Professor Schmidt during the Fall '07 term at Northern Illinois University.

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