The Story of Sinuhe

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Name: Course: Date: THE STORY OF SINUHE. The story is about Sinuhe, an individual who loses his status after fleeing from his country, Egypt and later gains his rightful place in the Egyptian society by restoring himself. The story first draws Sinuhe as a coward who deserts his king for fearing for his own life. Sinuhe then challenges an opponent in a combat and comes out successfully (Gardiner and Alan, pg 8 ). This win impacts positively on his life and eventually decides to go back to his homeland. Synopsis This is a story that is about an individual called Sinuhe, ‘son of the sycamore’. It was composed after Pharaoh Amenemhat I’s death who founded the 12th dynasty of Egypt in the 12th BC. The story is believed to be fictional as…show more content…
Just like Sinuhe, most immigrants in the western countries have also opted to be taken back and buried in their own birth place. The story also illustrates how Sinuhe is appreciated by King Senusret who decides to invite him back to Egypt. This is after the King heard about Sinuhe’s story. Sinuhe was asked if he was returning to Egypt so as to see the Residence where he grew up. He was also told that he would kiss the earth at the Great Double Door and he shall join the courtiers. Through this, the western culture has benefited a lot through rewarding their heroes who show great patriotism to their countries(Matthews, Platt and Thomas, pg 56). (Matthews, Platt and Thomas, pg 45).. Most soldiers who participate in war are usually honored by the respective western countries. For example Britain which has honored many of her patriots in various lines of work. Sinuhe’s burial is well organized and his tomb is well designed by the chief draftsman whereas chief pyramid mason took charge of its ground. The chief sculptor curved it and the chief builders of necreopolis also participated. Most western cultures honor their heroes by providing state burials to them. This is due to the great services provided by these people to their countries during their lifetime(Matthews, Platt and Thomas, pg 59).. Most state officials are honored in this manner in western countries. Britain for instance is known for such
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