Biblical allusions 11/17/2010
There are a host of biblical allusions, characters, hymns, biblical verses in the Bible.
The obvious ones are Adam and Eve and the place the Gardeners live
I will try to upload the specific references and allusions later.
However, it is difficult to plainly define the allusions of the Bible as it appears Margaret is knowledgeable of the Bible but does not wholly agree with the Bible. Therefore, at many times, she changes the core value of the Bible and changes some of the meanings and tells the stories in a different tone and manner.
In fact, although the Gardeners appear to represent the Judeo-Christianity at first, the Gardeners themselves are mixed with the theology of "Buddhism mixed with drug-induced visions, New Age mysticism."