What is shame?  When did it first appear in human history?  The text describes the consequences of that deadly sequence in the story of Adam and Eve which brought it about, temptation, enticement, disbelief, grasping, consequence.  When Adam and Eve sinned, their eyes were opened to their failure.   When they tried to cover their shame, even that was a failure.  We too try to deal with our shame in different ways, and also fail.   Our only hope is the One who took our shame on Himself to save us.