The Tale Of Sinuhe : The Monarch Of The Egyptian Essay

773 Words May 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
The Tale of Sinuhe is filled with Ideological underpinning of authority in ancient Egypt. Pharaoh is the monarch of the Egypt. An Egyptian community leader is the one to makes the decisions to benefit the country. Also a pharaoh needs to judge people’s action and redistribute wealth. Ancient Egyptians think pharaoh is divine. Because pharaoh is a living god, ancient Egyptians trust jurisdiction and economic power in pharaoh’s hand.
When the Ancient Egyptian’s actions have the potential of harming the community, pharaoh needs to make the judgments on his people’s action. Egyptian Citizens truest their pharaoh will make the fairest judgment. When Sinuhe hears the death of the old pharaoh in the foreign land, he panics. The absence of the next pharaoh during the power transformation is extremely dangerous. Without thinking of the community’s benefit, Sinuhe flees Egypt. Many years after Sinuhe panics and flees Egypt, Pharaoh says “Return to Egypt! And you will see the residence where you grew up, kiss the earth at the Great Portal, and join the friends.” 1 Pharaoh tells Sinuhe to come back to Egypt and enjoy his last days in his homeland. Without any second thought, Sinuhe returns to Egypt. Ancient Egyptians trust their community leader’s honesty. When Sinuhe returns to Egypt, Sinuhe not only receives no punishment, but also get a pyramid and royal funeral from the pharaoh. “A pyramid of stone was build for me, in the midst of the pyramids.”2 Pyramid and royal funeral are…

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