In the Judeo-Christian Creation Story, the first man, Adam, was created by God,
the dust of the earth; and the breath of life was breathed into him.
God gave to Adam
dominion over all his creation and the Garden of Eden as a home to tend it and keep it.
Then God created Eve out of Adam, she was formed for Adam, for his help, service, and
comfort. Eve was later seduced by the serpent, who was actually Satan, the one who
rebelled against God and the one who leads the evil spirits in their rebellion against God's
purposes. Eve was deceived and she ate of the forbidden fruit. Then Adam, who was with
her, chose to eat of the fruit also and they sinned. Because Adam and Eve ate the
forbidden fruit sin and death entered the world. Eventually, God cast Adam and Eve from
the garden, and from the tree of life. He placed Cherubim and a flaming sword, turning in
every direction, to guard the entrance to the tree of life.
The story of Adam and Eve and the creation has proven itself worthy of being dissected
and shredded into its core themes of thanatos, eros, within the Oedipal conflict. The
themes in the story are very easy to relate to as we closely observe two human beings that
share our same tendencies and desire to defy and liberate. This account of our first fathers
gives a great amount of insight where our tendencies of defiance originated. Adam, the
first man, was made from the dust thus making him a thanatos creature. I believe the
example of being created from dust would create a line defining us as Thanatos and God,
the law giver, as Eros. As the story progresses in this light there are events that stand as a
testimony of the struggle between God and the natural man, father and son, or thanatos
and eros. The struggles between these two key players are harnessed by the Oedipal
conflict. Knowing this bit of information makes the story of Adam and Eve have a bit of
an psychoanalytic glow. One main point of conflict in the story occurs when Adam and