- Sep 2020
4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.(AR) 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God,(AS) knowing good and evil.”
This verse is referenced heavily throughout contemporary literature. The idea of being tricked or pressured into something you are told is wrong.
the intertextual connection is to the classic tale of, "Little Red Riding Hood." The girl is strictly instructed by her Grandmother to stay on the path to her house. Instead, naive Little Red is tricked by the Wolf to telling her where she is going. The Wolf goes to the Grandmother's house and eats her.
6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable(AT) for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. S
An intertextual connection to the "forbidden fruit" referenced in classical literature is William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." In the play, their love for each other is forbidden by both of their families. Just like how God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Romeo and Juliet pursue their love interests for each other even with their families disapproval. They both end up sacrificing themselves for each other.