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  • Gilgamesh And Enkidu
    681 words
    Good King, Bad Kind Gilgamesh existed as one of the oldest known Sumerian rulers of all time and is accredited to many accomplishments. Legend has it that he created the first Sumerian civilization, constructing a city with many elaborate temples and immense walls. However, he has also been characterized as one of the cruelest and most self-centered rulers of all. Throughout the course of Gilgamesh's life he goes from being a womanizing, slave driving ruler to a negligent and stubborn king, who ...
  • King Of Erech
    385 words
    The first political congress met about 3000 B.C. It had two groups of people. One was the group of elders and wise men and the other was a group of warrior male citizens. There was, obviously, still the king of the city that had the final and absolute say in what was going to happen. In this record, the groups were trying to decide between peace with persecution or war and independence. The elders first said that they should try to maintain peace, but the king vetoed that decision and decided, a...
  • 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...
  • Beginning Of The Epic Of Gilgamesh
    431 words
    The Change in Gilgamesh Ever since the beginning of time, man has learned to mature by trials and tribulations. In the beginning of The Epic of Gilgamesh, the protagonist Gilgamesh appears to be an arrogant person who only cares about himself. He abuses all his powers and takes advantage of people with his physical abilities. Basically in the beginning he thinks that no one on earth is better than him. However, just like all epic poems, the protagonist encounters many challenges that make him a ...
  • Good Trait Of Gilgamesh Being A King
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    A Critique of Gilgamesh as a King in The Epic of Gilgamesh There are some characteristics that most great kings have. All of the great kings did not have all of these characteristics, but they had some of them. Gilgamesh did not have many of these traits. Although he was a powerful king, he was not a great king. He had some good traits, such as being a leader, and fighting evil powers. He tormented his people, oppressed them them, exhausted them in daily life and in combat, and he gave himself t...
  • 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...

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