My journey strange, with clamorous uproar
Protesting Fate supreme; thence how I found
The new-created World, which fame in Heaven
Long had foretold, a fabric wonderful,
Of absolute perfection; therin Man
Placed in paradise by our exile
Made happy. Him by fraud I have seduced
From his Creator, and, the more to increase
Your wonder, with an apple! He, thereat
Offended—worth your laughter!—hath given up
Both his beloved Man and all his World
To Sin and Death a prey, and so to us,
Without our hazard, labour, or alarm,
To range in, and to dwell, and over Man
To rule, as all he should have ruled.
John Milton, Paradise Lost X
With halloween approaching, I thought I should place a quote from Satan up. An interesting fact came out in the seminar. Everyone always identifies the fruit from the tree of knowledge as an apple. It’s not from the bible, it’s from Milton. I found out why he picked that particular fruit.
It’s a pun in Latin. Malum means apple in Latin, as well as meaning bad, evil, and all that stuff. No wonder it wasn’t a kiwi or a banana!