preview

Mesopotamian And Ancient Egyptian Are Two Very Comparable

Decent Essays
Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian are two very comparable cultures. There are similar and differences in regards to their Government, Law, Writing, Cities, Religion, Jobs, and Technology. This is reflected in their literatures, Epic Gilgamesh, and the Story of Sinuhe. Gilgamesh in the Epic of Gilgamesh and Sinuhe in the Story of Sinuhe are important characters that outline the perspective of an ancient society’s.
The Epic of Gilgamesh was a story completely written in cuneiform. The author for this Epic poem is unknown and remains a mystery. According to, Spar, “Some time in the twelfth century B.C., Sin-leqi-unninni, a Babylonian scholar, recorded what was to become a classic version of the Gilgamesh tale (p.6).”
The main character of
…show more content…
Throughout his life in Southern Syria, he quickly became a rich wealthy person who raises a family and establishes land. However, during his midlife, he quickly grew unhappy. Something in him was missing and that was his original home, Egypt. Eventually, he returns to Egypt. Lucky for him the king forgave him and ended up being buried in Egypt.
When comparing the two characters, there were important events that changes the character’s personality. Gilgamesh’s attitude in the Epic of Gilgamesh completely changed when Enkidu came to his life. His tyrant attuite change when Enkidu was around. Unlike the Story of Sinuhe, Epic of Gilgamesh included Gods to help explore more human behavior. For example, they used Ishtar, goddess of fertility to weaken Gilgamesh and lead him to expose more of his human characteristics by looking for immorality. After Ishtar subjected herself to Gilgamesh in which he rejects by saying” What could I offer the queen of love in return, who lacks nothing at all? Balm for the body? The food and drink of the gods? I have nothing to give to her who lacks nothing at all. You are the door through which the cold gets in….” (Tablet VI). Gilgamesh is showing how the friendship of Enkidu is changing the way he evaluates things and points out his evidence as to why he should not engage with her. This angers her and she made her father curse Enkidu which lead Enkidu to die. Similar to Sinuhe’s
Get Access