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Death Is Never The End In Ancient Greek Literature

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Death is never the end in ancient Greek literature. Death is always carefully placed in Greek text to bring more meaning, and add more to the story rather than end a story. Enkidu's death did not simply just bring an end to The Epic of Gilgamesh, but rather open a gateway to explain the journey of Gilgamesh. The death of Hektor did not immediately just end Achilles pain and misery, but rather leads to his revelation which later ends his pains. The occurrence of death serves as a realization for characters to find more meaning in their lives in ancient Greek text.

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  • Explains that death is always carefully placed in greek text to bring more meaning, and add more to the story rather than end a story. enkidu's death brought an end to the epic of gilgamesh.
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