Relationship Between The Epic Of Gilgamesh And The Book Of Genesis Essay

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Relationships in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Book of Genesis

The general attitude towards a relationship in the Epic of Gilgamesh (Gilgamesh) is that as long as a man marries a women and has children with her, sexual relations with other men, women, children and animals are permitted. The concept of an beastial sexual relationship in the Ancient World is also justified in the beginnings of the Book of Genesis (Genesis), however, throughout Genesis it is seen that the concept of sodomy as well as fornication is socially unacceptable. Obsession is also a topic of discussion within both texts and overall, romantic desire is a concept which is not accepted in the community. In the Ancient World, it was believed in the beginning that humans and animals are so intimate with each other that they could have a sexual relationship. In Genesis, Adam is initially created without a female mate, which results in God presenting Adam with some of the other animals he created as potential wives. This suggests that at the very early stages of the creation of mankind, it is admissible for a human to have a sexual relationship with another species. Nevertheless, as Genesis progresses, it is made clear that beastiality is seen as something which is sexually perverted in the eyes of God. Culturally, it is a man and woman’s duty to have sexual intercourse in order to reproduce and beastiality prevents humans from doing just that. From a religious point of view, beastiality is perceived
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