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Eve's Defense Emilia Lanyer

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In Emilia Lanyer’s poem “Eve’s Defense,” Emilia is able to explain that Eve should be found innocent of The Fall due to the lack of wisdom in the possible consequences that would occur as well as the possibility of being tricked into such a deceitful act. She is able to do so by claiming that Eve was naïve and guiltless. In Emilia’s poem, she says “[Eve] was simply good, and had no power to see.” This implies that Eve was innocent in the whole scenario, because she was so naïve to what was going on around her. Emilia also claims that the whole idea of The Fall was planned before it occurred, therefore, it is something that Eve would not have any control over in regards to the decision that she may or may not have made. Emilia is able to demonstrate
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