Egyptians and New Life Essay

1017 WordsFeb 25, 20145 Pages
“The Story of Sinuhe” is about an Egyptian man named Sinuhe, who is the queen’s secretary. In ancient times, castration was required in order for men to enter the royal palace and to serve the royalty. At the end of the story, the story revealed that Sinuhe was not castrated because he has children. This showed that the king really trusted Sinuhe because all servants needed to be castrated except him. Throughout the story, the author stressed the idea that loyalty is essential because people were expected to be loyal to their own country and want to stay there until their death. Thus, nationalism plays a huge role in Egypt. After facing many hardships, Sinuhe was forced to leave his home country, Egypt. Therefore, he lived a new life…show more content…
When Egyptians die, their bodies are carried to their own pyramid. Egyptians prepared for the “end” of life because they believed in life after death. In deciding to leave his new homeland and return to his home country, Sinuhe had to make a difficult decision: one that involves leaving behind people he has come to love, his own family. This definitely emphasized national propaganda to the audiences because in reality who would really leave family behind. While one might argue that Sinuhe did not have absolute love for his country because he would have run away in the first place, his return after many years of a new life with new loved ones should be justification enough. A prevalent theme of this story is not only that people have love for their country, but also are emotionally connected to it and, in so being, can remain loyal throughout the span of their lives. In addition, “The Story of Sinuhe” portrayed the life of an immigrant living in a foreign country. In the story, Sinuhe described his journey to Asia as an immigrant. Many immigrants left their homeland and traveled to other places, which were unfamiliar to them, because they wanted better lives for their family and for future generations. In certain situations, some were even forced to leave their homelands. Every immigrant has his or her own reasons for leaving their homeland. After all, no one would want to leave his or her own home country, where he or she had been living their
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