Tag Archive: Adam and Eve

My Own Private Eden: Blake and Von Trier’s Efforts at a Personal Fall


William Blake and Lars Von Trier are two artists who’ve made some strong efforts to reshape theological structures to more accurately explain human tendencies than the original stories did. In Songs of Innocence… Continue reading

Underlying Themes of Christianity in “Goblin Market”


Beneath the rich language and suggestive imagery in Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” exists a strong parallel to Christianity; more specifically─ the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Though the… Continue reading

The Spiritual Journey of Robinson Crusoe


Robinson Crusoe is a novel that easily lends itself to analytical discussions surrounding themes. The novel is not simply a tale of adventure and excitement and one should not place shallow expectations on… Continue reading

She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Sister


The Tree of Knowledge has been the subject of several poems and stories for many years.  As an examination of the failings of human nature, many have felt compelled to examine “what causes… Continue reading

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