Essay What Is 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 immortal? If you want to be immortal, you must love your life on earth. What would it be like if Gilgamesh was immortal? If Gilgamesh was immortal he…

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