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    Choices: The Journey of Life The story of Gilgamesh expresses the idea that all of the life choices we make throughout this journey are ours and ours alone. It is through these choices that determines how we live our lives from day-to-day. It is within the beginning of this story that one is introduced to the life choices of Gilgamesh. He is the King of Uruk-a ruler full of vanity, selfishness, and materialism. "His arrogance has no bounds by day or night." Every choice that he makes is based upon

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    All creation stories start with some sort of beginning of the world by a higher being(s) called gods/goddesses. These beings play a big part in the story. If there weren’t any gods there wouldn’t be any creation of anything. Gods are essential because of this it is important for them to have some kind of relationship with other beings in the story. The type of relationship between them depends on the type of creation story. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, the gods/goddesses have to have a close relationship

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    Gilgamesh Death Analysis

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    Enkidu, Enkidu fell sick almost immediately. It is in this process that he begins to dream of what lays ahead of him in the afterworld. Enkidu then curses those that led to him meeting Gilgamesh and therefore causing the situation he was in until Shamash reminded him of his great friendship with Gilgamesh and how his death would affect Gilgamesh. He died rather suddenly, leaving Gilgamesh in a state of extreme grief. The

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    The Epic of Gilgamesh is a legendary poem dated way back to early Mesopotamia. This book is extremely important because is often refereed to as the first surviving epic poems in literature. The Epic of Gilgamesh was written and amazingly preserved on clay tablets. This story revels the adventures and journeys that the great king of Uruk, Gilgamesh, embarked on. In Mesopotamian culture, dreams were very important to Mesopotamians. In the book, dreams were repeatedly discussed and considerably focused

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    From modern fiction to Greek myths there are heroes in most stories. Every hero follows, at least, one or more aspects of the hero motif. Throughout fictional history, there are some heroes that stood the test of time. Gilgamesh, from The Epic of Gilgamesh, and Odysseus, from The Odyssey, are two heroes that fallow the hero motif. While both Gilgamesh and Odysseus are traditional heroes, Odysseus fallows the traditional hero role more than Gilgamesh. Both Odysseus and Gilgamesh are heroes and share

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    Mesopotamian religion offers a glimpse into the afterlife, but it gives very little comfort—the dead spend their time being dead. Shamash, the sun god, gives solace to Enkidu in death by reminding him how magnificent his life has been, and even though Enkidu finally accepts his fate, Gilgamesh is terrified by the thought of his own fate. Gilgamesh is resentful that only the gods can

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    Sigmund Freud Analysis

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    Epic of Gilgamesh for instance. Shamash, the Sun God in The Epic of Gilgamesh, embodies both Gilgamesh’s and Enkidu’s ego and superego as described by Freud in Civilization and Its Discontents because he uses his power to guide, as well as protect, Gilgamesh and Enkidu, along with his knowledge of right from wrong, to influence Gilgamesh and Enkidu as evidence by his instruction of how to handle different situations and his disapproval when they act out of line. Shamash is one of the main gods that

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    Analysis of the Character of Gilgamesh In the epic of Gilgamesh, there are many complex characters.  Every character involved in the story has their own personality and traits. The main character in the novel is Gilgamesh.  Gilgamesh is a character who is very self-confident.  He feels that he is superior to others, due to the fact that he is two-thirds god, and one-third man.  This arrogance leads to his being cruel at the beginning of the story.  Gilgamesh is described as, ãtwo-thirds of

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    Faith In Gilgamesh

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    The definition of faith is, as a strong belief or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. The fact that someone has faith doesn’t mean that they won’t face difficult circumstances, such as renunciation, the loss of a loved one, or deception; rather they trust in their god or gods to carry them through their troubling circumstances to the other side. The Great Aten, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and the Hebrew Bible all includes, aspects of faith; including creation

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    learns much about what it is to be human. He learns love and compassion, as well as death and loss as Enkidu dies. But Enkidu rages against his death! It is human instinct to fight death, to fight to live! Enkidu is soon appeased though by the sun god Shamash who gives death meaning in remembrance of those who have passed on, of Enkidu who will pass on. So we find in this story a meaning for death - meaning in being remembered. Gilgamesh, however, is not so easily appeased in Enkidu's death. He grieves

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