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What is Gilgamesh author and publication?
unknown, 400BC
What is Candide auhor and publication date?
Voltaire, 1759
What is the "Spiral" author and publication date?
Calvino, unknown
Author and publication date for Jonah?
unknown, unknown
What is the author and publication date for "Ulysses"
Tennyson, 1842
What is the author and publication date for "The Father"?
Mukherjee, 1985
What is the author and publication date for "The Kiss"
Checkhov, 1887
What is the author and publication date for Antigone
Sophocles, 441 BC
What is the author and publication date for the "Red Swan"
Chippewa, unknown
What is the author and publication date for "Ring of Prairie"?
unknown, unknown
What is the author and publication date for Lais?
Marie de France, 12 century
Antagonist term
One who opposes and contends against another; an adversary
Protagonist term
The main character in a drama or other literary work.
A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.

A meaning of something
Flat character term
a literary character whose personality can be defined by one or two traits and does not change in the course of the story
Round character term
complex literary character with fully developed and dynamic traits
Static charcter term
character stays the same
dynamic charcter term
charcter changes
Harmatia term
fatal/tragic flaw
Hubris term
excessive pride
Catharsis term
A purifying or figurative cleansing of the emotions, especially pity and fear, described by Aristotle as an effect of tragic drama on its audience.
Forshadowing term
To present an indication or a suggestion of beforehand
Flashback term
A literary or cinematic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological order of a narrative.
Pick to stories with a journey theme and compare them.
Gilgamesh and "The Father".

Almost all of the action in Gilgamesh begins with a journey. Enkidu journeys from the wilderness to Uruk and Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh and Enkidu journey to the Cedar Forest. Enkidu journeys to the underworld. Gilgamesh journeys to and then through the twin-peaked mountain Mashu. He journeys to Urshanabi to find Utnapishtim, then travels with Urshanabi across the sea and through the sea of death, only to return to Uruk. Gilgamesh’s many journeys mirror his internal journey to become a selfless and devoted king.

In a father, there was the journey that Mr. Bhowmick took to America from his Indian hometown. Like Enkidu, Mr. Browick was taken from his culture to a different one.
Compare two writings older and new witha common theme.
Gilgamesh and Candide with the theme of Death.

Death is an inevitable and inescapable fact of human life, which is the greatest lesson Gilgamesh learns. Gilgamesh is bitter that only the gods can live forever and says as much when Enkidu warns him away from their fight with Humbaba. Life is short, the two warriors tell each other on their way to the deadly confrontation in the Cedar Forest, and the only thing that lasts is fame. But when Enkidu is cursed with an inglorious, painful death, their bravado rings hollow. Shamash, the sun god, consoles Enkidu by reminding him how rich his life has been, but though Enkidu finally resigns himself to his fate, Gilgamesh is terrified by the thought of his own. Mesopotamian theology offers a vision of an afterlife, but it gives scant comfort—the dead spend their time being dead. If Gilgamesh’s quest to the Cedar Forest was in spite of death, his second quest, to Utnapishtim, is for a way to escape it. Utnapishtim’s account of the flood reveals how ludicrous such a goal is, since death is inextricably woven into the fabric of creation. But life is woven in as well, and even though humans die, humanity continues to live. The lesson that Gilgamesh brings back from his quest isn’t ultimately about death—it’s about life.

In Antigone, Antigone, Haemon, and Creons wife commits suicide because of the wrongful burial of Polyneices.