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    Gilgamesh What makes the story of Gilgamesh an epic? Gilgamesh, the hero of this epic, achieves many feats of skill, which makes him famous, but that is not the reason it is an epic. The epic of Gilgamesh fulfills the requirements of an epic by being consistently relevant to a human society and has specific themes of immortality, friendship, grief, ect. Looking at literature throughout history, one can come to the conclusion that these theme are constantly passed on from one generation to another

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    things about The Epic of Gilgamesh. The first thing that I will discuss is the historical context of the Epic of Gilgamesh. Second, will be the main two characters in the epic and the nature of their relationship. Third, will include how the gods are portrayed in the epic. Fourth, I will also discuss how the actual historical occurrence is the basis for the flood story. Lastly, I will discuss what I learned about the Sumerian society by ready the Epic of Gilgamesh. The Epic of Gilgamesh has a lot of

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    history, produce artifacts, stories, poems or other forms of literature that we can learn from and are passed down from generation to generation. The Epic of Gilgamesh is one piece of literature that really takes us back in time and helps us dissect the events of its time. A poem which was written over four thousand years ago The Epic of Gilgamesh can be used as a true historical narration of the Mesopotamian culture. The discussion of religion and cultural aspects, which include their attitudes

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    Epic and Gender: The Case of Gilgamesh In ancient Mesopotamia, people transmitted orally The Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh is the person who ruled at Uruk about 2700 BCE. This epic was originally composed in Sumerian at 2000 BCE and eventually written on clay tables by Babylonians, Hittites, and other in their own languages (Culture and Value. Page7). This epic focuses on human existence (Culture and Value. Page8). . According to Reading Selections: Reading 1, in The Flood, it says that when a black

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    In the epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh embarks upon a quest seeking immortality as a means to peace, meaning, and joy in life. He tries to reach it in many different ways, each as unsuccessful as its predecessor. The two main types of immortality are physical and through the actions or achievements of ones life. Gilgamesh tries first through his actions, but then undergoes a transformation which leads him to next attempt physical immortality. He eventually comes back to the point at which he began;

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    The Epic of Gilgamesh Questions for Analysis #1-6 1. What was the Mesopotamian view of the afterlife? 2. What is the message of Siduri’s advice to Gilgamesh? 3. Consider Utnapishtim’s initial response to Gilgamesh’s request for the secret of eternal life. How does his message complement what Siduri has said? 4. Consider the story of Utnapishtim. What do the various actions of the gods and goddesses allow us to infer about how the Mesopotamians viewed their deities? 5. According to the epic

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    of oneself. The Epic of Gilgamesh focuses on one particular viewpoint in which the realization of growing up and finding wisdom within oneself is emphasized through Gilgamesh himself, and his relationship with his friend Enkidu. On the other hand, Gilgamesh is changed as a person at some point throughout the story where their friendship evolves, in which Gilgamesh’s unpleasant qualities are finally pushed aside. In order to defeat and withdraw his consequential actions, Gilgamesh slowly finds the

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    finite life? Many people throughout history have pondered such thoughts and, The Epic of Gilgamesh, by an anonymous author from ancient Mesopotamia, is a story that focuses on this idea of eternal life. Gilgamesh who is a powerful king in the city of Uruk is two thirds god and one third man and therefore mortal. The idea of death does not fully penetrate him until his best friend, Enkidu, dies. Enkidu is much like Gilgamesh in being both part god and part human. Enkidu’s death is what sparks Gilgamesh’s

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    when we look at the way religion is so controversial to this day. Religion played a vital role in their culture as it does in modern society. In “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” we found a story primarily based around the establishment of the city of Erech; A city run by a tyrant that not only prayed to heaven, but also worshipped the gods. Heaven set Gilgamesh on his throne. This was a time when gods were perceived as human, and female goddesses were thought to have created the human race from clay. Death

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    Gilgamesh was king of Uruk, and also who was a third god and one/third human. He constructed glorious ziggurats, or sanctuary’s or towers, enclosed by his city with large walls, and laid out its groves and grounds. Gilgamesh was really attractive massively solid and very smart. However since Gilgamesh was superhuman in the appearance and mind, he then started his reign as a mean ruler. He used his people in his land, and then took advantage of woman by sexually abusing several women whom hit his