Milton continually refers to the fact that Eve was made for Adam from his own body. This repetition stresses the importance of Eve being thankful and repaying Adam. Milton marginalizes Eve by saying that the only reason she was created was for Adam. This makes Eve a possession of Adam rather than an equal and separate person. Rather than being an individual, she is merely an image of Adam. As soon as Eve meets Adam, he informs her that she represents his flesh and bone. Eve wants to run away from him, but Adam emphasizes his sacrifice to give Eve life, making her obligated to him. Eve does not run away, but instead yields to Adam because she feels that she must show Adam gratitude for giving her life. If Eve was created for Adam, then it is her duty to do as he wishes without questioning him. By emphasizing Eve’s debt and gratitude to Adam, Milton undercuts her as an individual, lowering her status to that of a servant. Both God and Adam continually remind Eve that it is her job to be grateful and subservient.