Here is my Western Literature Ron Paul essay on the hierarchy of Adam and Eve.
In the Bible it is told that God created Adam to be his companion and son, using God’s own form as guidance, and bestowed upon Adam the blessing of ruler over all other beasts crawling on the earth. God is clearly above Adam in this hierarchal system and therefore above every other living thing. But seeing as man was lonely in his rank, below God and yet above all else, God created from Adam’s own flesh another human being, Eve. The fact that Eve was created from Adam may suggest that Eve is one step below Adam, but that is false. When God created Eve, she was created as an equal partner to complete and compliment Adam, not to be ruled over by him. This is referenced in a quote from the Bible, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” ~Genesis 2:24. “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:” ~Genesis 3:14. Here it is told how the serpent, in deceiving God’s creations but above all God himself, was cursed to be below all other life on the planet and is consequently at the very bottom of the hierarchal chain.