myth analysis

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Denise Rodriguez ANT3241 Dr. Mizrach October 1, 2009 Myth Analysis: The Fall of Man Myths were created in order to explain the present condition that had no tangible meaning or explanation for why it was in this form. The significance of the Genesis myth repudiates human sacrifice, sets out a basic moral code (Noahite laws), and explains the human condition for men and women. A myth can be defined as a story whose truth- value lies outside of the literal or historical realm. In the case of Genesis’ explanation of “The Fall of Man”, the myth takes on a metaphorical account of reality in portraying the mortality of the human race, the inferiority of women to men, the human flaw of sin, and our imperfection as beings. In this myth of “the Fall," Christian doctrine illustrates the transition of a state of innocent obedience to a state of guilty disobedience in Adam and Eve’s human nature. They live at first with God in a paradise, but are then deceived or tempted by the serpent to eat fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, which had been forbidden to them by God. After doing so they become ashamed of their nakedness, and God
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