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Milton constructs free will in women leading to punishment and the fall of man

Milton constructs free will in women leading to punishment and the fall of man. Milton illustrates God as the ultimate creator of life, therefore God gives humans on earth the choice to disobey Him or to serve Him. Without free will there would be no choice of good and evil. The fall of man occurs when Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Satan convinced Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge by saying,”Ye shall not die/ How should ye? By the fruit? It gives you life”(Milton Book 9, 685-7). Eve doesn’t have to eat from the tree but with the choice of free will she does and goes against the commandment of God. Eve convinces Adam to eat from the tree which Adam knows it is a sin. Adam says “How can I live without thee, how forgo/Thy sweet converse and love so dearly joined/To live again in these wild woods forlorn”? (Milton Book 9, 908-10). God saw how lonely Adam was and created Eve out the rib of Adam. Eve knew Adam was vulnerable and weak and he eats from the tree with the choice of free will Adam has disobeyed God. With having the ability to have free will punishment follows. Adam’s punishment was “In the sweat of thy face shalt eat the’ herb of the field/ In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread” (Milton Book 10, 205-6). Eve’s punishment was “By thy conception: children thou shalt bring / In sorrow forth, and to thy husband’s will / Thine shall submit he over thee shall rule” (Milton Book 10, 194-60). “Justify the ways of God to men”(Milton Book 1,26), interpreting this quote Milton suggest that God created humans to have the free will to fall short of the teachings of God. By having this free will humans will fall on their own fault.