What was the fruit of that forbidden tree in Paradise Lost?

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Milton's "Paradise Lost" is a dramatic retelling of the Biblical story of Genesis, in which humans (Adam and Eve) live in a paradise on a perfect Earth prior to the entrance of sin into the world. Eve is enticed to eat fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil by the devil in disguise as a serpent. She then gives the fruit to Adam to eat as well.

The fruit in question is not named as any particular type of fruit, but it is a representation of sin. Defiance of God and an awareness of good and evil creates the capacity for sin. By doing this,...

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