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  title={My Father, He Killed Me; My Mother, She Ate Me: Self, Desire, Engendering, and the Mother in Neon Genesis Evangelion},
  author={Mariana Ortega},
  pages={216 - 232}
Now return: Adam and Eve are still in Paradise when Samael, with a little boy in tow, accosts Eve. “Would you mind merely keeping an eye on my son?” he asks her. “I will soon return.” Eve agrees. Returning from a walk in Paradise, Adam follows the piercing squeals of the child back to Eve. “It is Samael’s,” she tells a vexed Adam. His anxiety increases along with the screams of the little one, which grow unbearably violent. Beside himself, Adam delivers a blow that kills the youngster then and… 

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