So, I am going to pose a question to the more “romantic” members of our class. That doesn’t mean that if, like me, you are only capable of making a vague attempt at human emotion because you are dead inside and shuffle aimlessly through day after day in search of some purpose and… I’m getting off topic… Need a puppy fix…
Feeling better… Where was I? Oh right, even if you do not identify as a “romantic” you can still weigh in. So, we are witness to the fall in Book 9 as first Eve is tempted by Satan posing as a Snake, then Adam tempted by Eve, into eating the forbidden fruit. Reading Eve’s reasoning after eating the fruit stirred something deep within the frozen rock that serves in place of a human heart (NO, BAD, HUMAN EMOTION, HUMAN EMOTION.)
This may be well: but what if God have seen
And Death ensue? then I shall be no more,
And Adam wedded to another Eve,
Shall live with her enjoying, I extinct;
A death to think. Confirm’d then I resolve, [ 830 ]
Adam shall share with me in bliss or woe:
So dear I love him, that with him all deaths
I could endure, without him live no life.
My question then is thus, is this a romantic feeling on Eve’s part?