Eve expresses her unhappiness to the Lord, despite the beautiful garden and wonderful creatures he has provided for her.
She confides in the Lord that she feels lonely and is tired of eating apples. The Lord suggests a solution: creating a man for her.
Eve inquires about what a man is, and the Lord explains that he is a flawed creature with many negative qualities, including lying, cheating, and vanity. However, he will be physically strong and able to fulfill Eve’s needs.
The Lord creates the man, making him less intelligent than Eve, so she can guide him in his thoughts and actions.
Eve agrees to the plan, but the Lord tells her that there is one condition: the man must believe that he was created first, and Eve must keep this a secret between them. Eve raises her eyebrows at this condition, acknowledging the man’s pride and arrogance.
The conversation between Eve and the Lord is filled with irony, as the Lord creates a flawed man to fulfill Eve’s physical needs but makes Eve responsible for guiding and educating him. It also highlights the power dynamics between men and women, with the Lord instructing Eve to keep a secret from the man to maintain his ego.