think the rest of it is part of it. I am the main part of it, but I think the rest of it has its share in the matter. Is my position assured, or do I have to watch it and take. Free site book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. United Kingdom sandmilgnigeco.ga 'The Diary of Adam and Eve' first published in 'Extract from Eve's Autobiography' first published in
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It is written in the style of a diary kept by the first woman in the Judeao-Christian creation myth, Eve, and is claimed to be "translated from the original MS. The story then jumps 40 years into the future after the Fall and expulsion from Eden.
The book may have been written as a posthumous love-letter to Mark Twain's wife Olivia Langdon Clemens, or Livy, who died in June , just before the story was written. Mark Twain is quoted as saying, "Eve's Diary is finished — I've been waiting for her to speak, but she doesn't say anything more. I am almost a whole day old, now. Instead of giving us her name in the story, Twain uses the title to tell us what the story is: a diary written by Eve.
The Diaries of Adam and Eve
Knowing this adds significance that would not exist if the protagonist, or main character, were a different person. Twain uses the title to tell us about the protagonist. In the Garden The story goes through Eve's entire life, but the main focus is on the beginning when she and Adam are in the Garden of Eden. It begins with her 'birth,' saying, ''I am almost a whole day old, now. I arrived yesterday. She watches as the garden is perfected, and she learns.
She sees that the moon disappears during the day but returns again at night. She tells us, ''The moon got loose last night, and slid down and fell It slid down and fell off again, but I was not distressed…'' As she watches and learns things, she comes to the conclusion that her purpose is to learn and explore, and she is content with this.
Interactions With Adam A little ways into the story she meets Adam, though she initially thinks he is a reptile and finds out his name later. That sorrow will come--I know it. I mean to sit up every night and look at them as long as I can keep awake; and I will impress those sparkling fields on my memory, so that by and by when they are taken away I can by my fancy restore those lovely myriads to the black sky and make them sparkle again, and double them by the blur of my tears.
After the Fall When I look back, the Garden is a dream to me. It was beautiful, surpassingly beautiful, enchantingly beautiful; and now it is lost, and I shall not see it any more. He loves me as well as he can; I love him with all the strength of my passionate nature, and this, I think, is proper to my youth and sex. If I ask myself why I love him, I find I do not know, and do not really much care to know; so I suppose that this kind of love is not a product of reasoning and statistics, like ones love for other reptiles and animals.
I think that this must be so. I love certain birds because of their song; but I do not love Adam on account of his singing--no, it is not that; the more he sings the more I do not get reconciled to it. Yet I ask him to sing, because I wish to learn to like everything he is interested in. I am sure I can learn, because at first I could not stand it, but now I can.
It sours the milk, but it doesnt matter; I can get used to that kind of milk.
In the Garden
It is not on account of his brightness that I love him--no, it is not that. He is not to blame for his brightness, such as it is, for he did not make it himself; he is as God make him, and that is sufficient. In time it will develop, though I think it will not be sudden; and besides, there is no hurry; he is well enough just as he is.
No, he has lacks in this regard, but he is well enough just so, and is improving.
It is not on account of his industry that I love him--no, it is not that. I think he has it in him, and I do not know why he conceals it from me. It is my only pain.
Otherwise he is frank and open with me, now. I am sure he keeps nothing from me but this. It grieves me that he should have a secret from me, and sometimes it spoils my sleep, thinking of it, but I will put it out of my mind; it shall not trouble my happiness, which is otherwise full to overflowing.
It is not on account of his education that I love him--no, it is not that. He is self-educated, and does really know a multitude of things, but they are not so.
It is not on account of his chivalry that I love him--no, it is not that. He told on me, but I do not blame him; it is a peculiarity of sex, I think, and he did not make his sex. Of course I would not have told on him, I would have perished first; but that is a peculiarity of sex, too, and I do not take credit for it, for I did not make my sex.
Then why is it that I love him? At bottom he is good, and I love him for that, but I could love him without it. If he should beat me and abuse me, I should go on loving him.
I know it. It is a matter of sex, I think. He is strong and handsome, and I love him for that, and I admire him and am proud of him, but I could love him without those qualities.
If he were plain, I should love him; if he were a wreck, I should love him; and I would work for him, and slave over him, and pray for him, and watch by his bedside until I died. There is no other reason, I suppose. And so I think it is as I first said: that this kind of love is not a product of reasonings and statistics. And doesnt need to.
It is what I think. But I am only a girl, the first that has examined this matter, and it may turn out that in my ignorance and inexperience I have not got it right.
Forty Years Later It is my prayer, it is my longing, that we may pass from this life together--a longing which shall never perish from the earth, but shall have place in the heart of every wife that loves, until the end of time; and it shall be called by my name.
But if one of us must go first, it is my prayer that it shall be I; for he is strong, I am weak, I am not so necessary to him as he is to me --life without him would not be life; how could I endure it? I am the first wife; and in the last wife I shall be repeated. Creating the works from public domain print editions means that no one owns a United States copyright in these works, so the Foundation and you! Project Gutenberg is a registered trademark, and may not be used if you charge for the eBooks, unless you receive specific permission.
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Hasn't it any compassion for those little creature?
I mean I, not we, for I can see that the reptile cares nothing for such things. I am not so necessary to him as he is to me --life without him would not be life. I was hoping he would praise me for trying to improve the estate, for I had meant well and had worked hard. I mean I.
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