Gilgamesh And Faustus Analysis

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“Gilgamesh, wherefore do you wander? The eternal life you are seeking, you shall not find. When the gods created mankind, they established death for mankind and withheld eternal life for themselves. As for you, Gilgamesh, let your stomach be full, always be happy, night and day. Make every day a delight, night and day play and dance, your clothes should be clean”. This quote has many ways that explain it, but I interpret as Siduri is explaining to Gilgamesh how we view life. Within time God put us on this earth to eventually die, so there is no eternal life. We should live our lives to the fullest no matter what because eventually, we are going extinct. Our mankind can experience the ups and downs and positive and negative memories, but it …show more content…
Faust dissatisfaction with his life and not taking heed of all life quality refers to the Gilgamesh quote because Faust as the human being needs to appreciate life more. Faust the highly intelligent scholar who felt he did everything possible in his life became disappointed and feels useless with his endurance. With Gilgamesh feeling worthless and have no value to life, he attempted suicide, which lead to an agreement that Faust and the devil made. Even though, Faust arrangement of death didn’t work out as planned. This quote states, “Faust while he sits in his study in despair over his life. He has been a scholar and an alchemist, and he feels as though he has come to the end of all knowledge. Books and chemistry can no longer define his life for him, and he longs to live a life in harmony with Nature and with the universe” (Wolfgang). He just gave up on himself with no sense of regret, so Faust would rather be dead, instead of living life. In other words, Faust knows it is no eternal life, he knows we will eventually die someday. Goethe states, “Since Faust does not believe in the traditional heaven and hell, he is offering little in his own terms, and is betting his life rather than selling his soul. In Faust 's mind, there is no certainty that eternal life really exists, so he is …show more content…
They both didn’t care about anything, nor did they care about somebody 's feelings. When they both had their mind on something, they did anything to apprehend it and if Faust and Gilgamesh wanted something they obtain it. For example, “ Do what I say, march, man- how he lingers! Insinuate yourself with her neighbor! Damn it, devil you move so sluggishly! Fetch Gretchen new and better jewelry!” (Faust, line 2661-2664). The quote shows how Faust was displaying a rigorous attitude towards the devil. In this case, Faust wanted the devil to do what he says, and he wants it done right away. Also, another example is, “They have invited me to a wedding, is it not people’s custom to get married? I have heaped high on the festival tray the fancy dishes for the wedding. People’s veils are open for the taking! He mates with the lawful wife, He first, the groom after. By divine decree pronounced, from the cutting of his umbilical cord, she is his due” (Gilgamesh 46). To emphasize, Gilgamesh is explaining how he would rape the women on their wedding day before they could fornicate with their husbands. Basically, taking advantage of the women in his town. By all means, Gilgamesh demeanor gave him a sense of power towards his arrogant and demanding attitude. Given that, it causes him to have no feeling towards his goal. No matter what it is Gilgamesh receives what he

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