Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God actually say, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?" Gen 3:2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, Was is a normal occurance for animals to talk prior to the "fall"? The text does not make it out that Eve found the simple fact the serpent could talk as unusual. I would have expected verse 2 to begin "What! You're a talking serpent!! AHHH..." Gen 3:6 Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Gen 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves. Reading this...why were Adam and Eve ashamed they were naked if they were married? Why would a husband and wife feel ashamed and afraid of being nude in front of each other?