The Epic Of Gilgamesh, The Bell Jar, And Ariel

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Just when I think I learned the way to live, life changes” a quote from Hugh Prather. Do you know how to live or is life changing for you, no matter what your life is changing unexpectedly. I believe the stages of dealing with life unexpectedly changing are the pains of having your world crumble from around you, the journey to create a new life, and the acceptance of the new life you now have. and these stages are written in King Lear, The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Bell Jar, and Ariel: the restored edition. this means what connects these pieces of literature together is the common thread of life unexpectedly changing. Tzvi Abusch author of Ishtar’s Proposal and Gilgamesh 's Refusal: An Interpretation of "The Gilgamesh Epic” said “Gilgamesh must learn to live”. This because Gilgamesh in tablet 8 of The Epic of Gilgamesh has to come to terms with Enkidu 's death and that his ideal life with his best friend is now destroyed. In king lear we can tell in “act 1 scene 1” that he had everything he could ever want. That is until his daughter Cordelia refuses to give him affection and he replies with “nothing can come of nothing, speak again” to which she says “Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave my heart into my mouth. I love your Majesty According to my bond; no more nor less.” This pains Lear and starts unexpected changes. he should have learned what Esther said in “chapter 5” of The Bell Jar “if you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed” nothing really

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