I noticed that the word "innocence" popped up quite a bit throughout the readings for today. It is mentioned on line 69 in "The Winter's Tale" by Shakespeare, as well as by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
in his Confessions when he says, "...I had been the innocent child of his misfortune." Furthermore, all of the stories from the Quran, as well as the passage in Genesis, give some account of the religious story about the eating of the apple by Adam and Eve and the "fall of man". This story is often referred to as "the loss of innocence". I looked up innocence in the OED online and found this definition to be most applicable: "Freedom from sin, guilt, or moral wrong in general; the state of being untainted with, or unacquainted with, evil; moral purity." I believe this definition to be the most applicable to the texts.
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