Genesis 2:4-2:25 – Characters
Position / Distance & Static / Dynamic
- Static – unemotional
- Distance – Center of narrator and audience focus. Affecting change in the situation
- Static – No emotion until the end when woman is presented.
Stereotype and Gaps
- Stereotype Gap – (2:18, 20b) Dissatisfied with his work.
- Stereotype Gap – (2:25) Man and Woman not ashamed of nakedness.
Emotional Intensity & Irony
- Emotional Intensity – He is unemotional throughout. No excitement, no drastic change intensity.
- Irony – (2:18) God perceives a lack of something in his creation. Man is alone. First time it is indicated that something “is not good.”
- Irony – (2:20) God, in his first attempt to find man a complimentary helper, seemingly fails.
- Irony – (2:24) Regulation is not made by God. Stated as a logical conclusion of God’s action and Man’s approval.
- Surrounded by Man’s spoken approval (2:23) and Man and Woman’s satisfaction (2:25)
- Irony – (2:23) Man, not God is the one who gives his seal of approval.
- Irony – (2:25) The text indicates that nakedness and shame are typically related, but not in this initial state.
Comparison and Contrast
- God vs Man
- God is active, man is passive.
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