The point of this passage is that God is so great and so worthy of worship and trust and obedience that a single act of disobedience against him—a single bite of of a fruit—deserves to have the whole creation come crashing down in response.
Eve was not exactly like Adam. God made a woman, not another man. But she was clearly the same kind of creation as he was. Someone with whom he could be fruitful and multiply; someone who was a suitable helper for him. And he rejoiced.
Genesis 1:1 does not say, “In the beginning, Adam was created by God.” Instead we're introduced to God, who speaks and acts and creates, and it’s not until further down in the chapter that humans show up. This is so important, because it tells us that we are not the main characters in this story. We’re the supporting characters. This story is about God.
Did anyone ever speak like Jesus? Would there ever have been a more compelling preacher? A more arresting message? A teaching that would have been burnt more strongly onto the memories of its listeners?
This passage shows us that it is impossible to be neutral about Jesus. It is impossible to pick and choose which parts of Jesus we like and which ones we don’t. We will either come to Jesus on His terms or we will suffer the (eternal) consequences.