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  • Mortal's Sense Of Immortality To Fear Death
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    A Mortal's Sense of Immortality To fear death is to fear life itself. An overbearing concern for the end of life not only leads to much apprehension of the final moment but also allows that fear to occupy one's whole life. The only answer that can possibly provide relief in the shadow of the awaited final absolution lies in another kind of absolution, one that brings a person to terms with their irrevocable mortality and squelches any futile desire for immortality. Myths are often the vehicles o...
  • Gilgamesh The Story Of The Flood
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    In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh's best friend Enkidu is killed and therefore causes him to be afraid of death. Gilgamesh now that he is afraid of death wants to achieve immortal life so he will not have to face death (34). Gilgamesh travels far and longs to find the man who was granted everlasting life, and ask him how he did indeed receive everlasting life. Throughout his journey he is told time after time that he will not find everlasting life, so when he finally arrives at Utnapishtim, he...
  • Phase In Gilgamesh's Trials
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    In the narrative gilgamesh the main character gilgamesh, the King of ancient urk, a man who is two thirds god, is forced to deal with a loss of his close freind Enkidu. Instead of trying to cope with the loss in a sane and sensible manner, gilgamesh literally goes the end of the earth to find secret of eternal life to give to its friend Enkidu. During this journey gilgamesh forced into a series of trial that tests is body and mind, while he is might be considered to be the trials of a hero, I pe...
  • Enkidu's Presence In Gilgamesh's Life
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    True love and immortality in life would be a dream come true to many people. To spend time with a special someone; the person one feels closest to; the so-called soul mate and to never have that high feeling of emotion end mentally and physically would greatly appeal to most people. But when death steps into the picture, even with all the pain and devastation, one starts to re-evaluate themselves and realizes the important things in life and puts it all into perspective. In The Epic of Gilgamesh...
  • Gilgamesh And Enkidu Friendship
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    Sublett 1 Susan Sublett 03/14/00 Classics of World Lit. Honors Dr. Haa visto Gilgamesh: A Glance at Friendship Throughout history the stories, poems, and songs have all held common themes. They help to explain the importance of certain aspects of life, and one of these is friendship. Friendship is a necessary aspect of life. In the ancient Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh, friendship plays an avid part of the story. Gilgamesh is an oppressive king and Enkidu is like the king of the animals (Gilgamesh)...
  • Gilgamesh Back Across The Sea Of Death
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    The epic yarn Gilgamesh leaves me somewhat discouraged when I finished the book. This pessimistic ending is not the happy ending I was expecting to see considering the tragedies throughout of the rest of the story. The entire last part of the book, starting with Enkidu's death, is nothing but more sorrow for Gilgamesh. The book seems to give Gilgamesh hope and then beat him down with more tragedy. It is almost as if the more he tries, the worse it gets for him. After Enkidu's death, Gilgamesh em...
  • Same Journey As King Gilgamesh
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    "What we are today comes from our thoughts of Yesterday and our present thoughts build our life Of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind". ~Dhammapada~ Upon reading the "Epic of Gilgamesh", one may wonder if there is a lesson to learned. What insight into life is presented as a moral of the story? One lesson may suggest the conditions that inspire a fulfilling life. This lesson is one of growth; to appreciate a life that inevitably ends in death, a person must prepare a foundation of ex...
  • Sumerian Beliefs About The Afterlife
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    A Comparison Of Sumerian And Hebrew Views Comparison Of Sumerian And Hebrew Views Of The Afterlife A Comparison: Sumerian and Hebrew Views of the Afterlife For centuries religion has been a significant and intricate part of human societies. Some would say that religion is as important to mankind as food and water. While food and water keeps us going, religion provides a reason and purpose for that life. In short, religion is man's attempt to understand the world around them and their place in it...

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