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Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh has many archetypal overtones, and it represents human society in numerous ways. Aside from clear themes such as religion, the search for meaning and immortality or legacy,...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2019 2:23 pm UTC

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Gilgamesh

To contextualize this question, the first thing to understand is that Shamhat is not really a “harlot,” with all the negative connotations that word carries today. She is a sacred prostitute, which...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2020 7:00 pm UTC

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Gilgamesh

A good strategy for your essay would be to focus on the idea of the relationship between power and justice and responsibility. In Gilgamesh, we see a king with absolute power. In addition to being...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 3:06 am UTC

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Gilgamesh

You should begin your presentation by discussing the respective contexts of the two works. The Epic of Gilgamesh is an ancient Mesopotamian epic that was based on the story of Gilgamesh, a King of...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2017 3:17 am UTC

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Gilgamesh

Many ancient poems tell us a lot about morality - good and evil. This is certainly true of the epic of Gilgamesh. First, at the beginning of the work Gilgamesh was a ruler with many abilities and...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2015 5:00 pm UTC

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Gilgamesh

There are number of important characters in this great Sumerian poem. One uncanny parallel is the one between Utnapishtim and Noah. The Sumerian water God, Enki or Ea comes to Utnapishtim and tells...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2019 8:25 pm UTC

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Gilgamesh

There are some moments where Gilgamesh makes some fairly intense demands of Enkidu. One such challenge is when Gilgamesh proposes the journey to the Cedar Forests and kill the demon Humbaba....

Latest answer posted September 3, 2009 9:23 am UTC

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Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh was originally a Sumerian work of literature and therefore predates the Babylonians. However, the Babylonians continued to read and adapt this epic and therefore we can learn...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2019 4:58 pm UTC

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Gilgamesh

Your question implies that there are elements of this ancient story that do not comply with the definition of an epic. However, Gilgamesh is considered by nearly all critics as a defining example...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2010 10:18 am UTC

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