So Eve and the serpent are sitting in the garden having a chat. It seems to me that the serpent is another female because of the way she and Eve talk like two girlfriends who can tell each other anything. The omniscient narrator’s attention is caught when the serpent says: So you’re not allowed to eat the fruit of any of these trees? To which Eve replies: No, just that one, the tree of knowledge. It’s poisonous and will kill us in a day.
Now God has planted two magical trees in the garden. He told Adam the the tree of knowledge would kill him “that day” if he ate of it. The other tree of life is not forbidden, but it’s not interesting because nobody’s died yet. God just warns Adam about the tree but hasn’t bothered to tell Eve anything.
So the serpent says to Eve: No. That tree’s not poison; it’s just magical. It’s the plain truth. The tree is also beautiful and it’s fruit delicious, so Eve takes a bite. It tastes wonderful. Eve feels great. She runs to share some with Adam who, because he’s so in love with her, can’t refuse her anything.
God is strolling about the garden and yells: Where is everybody?; then, when he spots the fig leaves Who told you you’re naked? Then he flies into a rage that takes the three friends by surprise since they’ve never seen Him angry before. He’s been walking about in the evening breeze saying: Good. and Good! and about his people Very good!
This fruit eating puts a stop to all that and begins a long abusive relationship with God the Father who’s plainly guilty of domestic violence. He’s been caught in a lie about the poison. But worse, he’s so insecure that he tells his buddies in heaven that his humans have gotten out of hand.
He badgers the man, the woman, and the snake who stand holding their fig leaves like two children and their pet. They try to pass the blame onto the pet, but God isn’t taking any of this. His solution to the problem is his standard solution - he curses everyone forever. The serpent, in particular, gets a bad rap. She’s only said that the tree of knowledge won’t kill you & it doesn’t. Her crime is outing God’s lie. Eve’s crime is believing a friend. Adam’s crime is loving blindly.