Essay on Royalty and Their Defense of Citizens
Here we have two tales depicting for us the lives and roles of such great leaders, separated by over 3000 years. Our first legend is of Gilgamesh, who was seen as the link between his people and their gods, and was to maintain justice, …show more content…
The goddess Aruru creates Enkidu, who challenges Gilgamesh, to rise up and be the king his people require. His place in the tale is that of conscience, to remind the king to uphold the laws of the land, and protect his people. To go out into the world and destroy that, which would destroy his people. Later on in the tale we are told of Enkidu’s death, and how Gilgamesh laments his friend, going on a quest for eternal life. In the end he realizes the only ones allowed immortality are the gods, but man can live on through thoughts and his deeds. In this Gilgamesh is truly correct, because we are still able to read and are given an understanding of Mesopotamian life with this epic tale.
Our textbook The Making of the West tells us that, “Writing developed when people created symbols instead of pictures to represent the sound of speech.” The first system of writing was put onto clay tablets, by