Adventure: A Reexamination The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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What is adventure? A reexamination The Epic of Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the best Epic’s every written. Gilgamesh was a king with a lot of power. Before the story he was basically a tyrant to all his people. He was not a good king at the time before this Epic took place. Although plenty of things made him into a great man later in the story. I believe the most important segments of Gilgamesh is that it showed death can be a good thing in the early meeting with Enkidu, the death of Enkidu, and the quest for immortality. The Epic of Gilgamesh was set in Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia is Greek, meaning between two rivers. The birth of Mesopotamia was in 3100 BC. Mesopotamia is in modern day Iraq, and Mesopotamia is considered one of the cradles of civilization. The invention of the wheel was from Mesopotamia. The gods were believed to be there in the planning of and execution of all building projects. The king talked directly to the people, and made his own laws. The king was responsible for all the people in the city. The great civilization was a great setting for The Epic of Gilgamesh. If you were immortal, you would want to die and if you died you would want to be immortal. Why does somebody want to die? People may feel like they have done everything they could have on this earth. Why does someone want to be …show more content…
They are clothed like birds with wings for covering, they see no light, and they sit in darkness. I entered the house of dust and I saw the kings of the earth, their crowns put away forever...”The loss of a good friend can crush anyone’s spirit. These visions Enkidu has of hell are very terrifying. Enkidu’s death is a big part of the story because it made Gilgamesh feel vulnerable to death. Enkidu was right beside Gilgamesh when he died which made it worse. I don’t believe Enkidu deserved to die. Death will come for us all but no one is ready for

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