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    Micaela Walker Matthew Reznicek English 120 21 September 2014 Gilgamesh Although Enkidu was a uncivilized and beastly character at the beginning of the Mesopotamian poem, “The Epic of Gilgamesh”, the presence and guidance of Gilgamesh, Shahmat, and Siduri help mold Enkidu into grow into the mature citizen of Urek. In the beginning of this Epic, there is a clear comparison between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Aruru is the goddess of creation who literally morphed Enkidu into a man from clay. “She

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    What does King Gilgamesh of 2700 BCE have in common with Adolf Hitler, the Disciples of Jesus, and John Adams? Within the world’s first written story, “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” the epic hero, Gilgamesh, encounters the universal themes of temptation, fear of death, and friendship. These themes recur consistently throughout history in events such as World War II, the Life of Jesus Christ, and the companionship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. The parallels between such varied time periods make

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    Epic of Gilgamesh In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the stories reminded me of the Holy Bible because many of their stories are similar. For instance, in the Holy Bible, it starts off with “In the beginning...Now, the serpent was more cunning...You shall not eat of every tree of the garden”. Which meant that there was a snake and it had tempted Eve into consuming a plant of the tree which God had specified that they should not eat to where they get banned out of the garden. As to in the Epic, it says “A

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    Comparison and Contrast of Hebrew and Mesopotamian Flood Stories Both the story of “Noah and the Flood” in the book of Genesis in The Hebrew Bible and the flood story in The Epic of Gilgamesh detail a grand flood in which a man saved life from extinction by building an ark, earning fame and immortality in some form. The theme of completing this grand task for a moral purpose holds true to both stories, but the depiction and actions of the divine and mortal characters in the stories contain different

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    Job and Gilgamesh: A Comparison-Contrast Essay Although excerpts “From the Hebrew Bible: The Book of Job” and “From the Epic of Gilgamesh” may have resemblance in themes, characters, and suffering, these ancient texts hold a strong individuality in executing their story; such as how each lesson from these remarkable stories is interpreted, who influences Job and Gilgamesh’s choices throughout the works, and the broad reception to their seemingly endless suffering. A theme that is most prevalent

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    control. This unquenchable desire prompts man’s wish to defeat the most formidable enemy: death. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, a Sumerian classic, hero Gilgamesh attempts to thwart his fate of succumbing to this considerable enemy. Odysseus, of the Greek tale The Odyssey written by Homer, embarks on a mission of his own, in which he gains intuition on life and his relations with death. Gilgamesh and Odysseus both attempt to elude the universal enemy, evident in their primitive disregard of mortality, varying

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    in a journey, face antagonists, and they return altered by their journey. Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is two-thirds god and one-third man. The gods create Enkidu to challenge Gilgamesh and prevent his harsh rule of the people of Uruk. Together, they defeat Humbaba and kill the Bull of Heaven. Gilgamesh and Enkidu become friends and Enkidu’s death teaches Gilgamesh about compassion and mortality. Since Gilgamesh is part mortal and faces eventual death, he embarks on a journey to discover the secret

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    The Flood of Gilgamesh and Noah are very similar to each other. They are also very different in many different ways. Both of these stories express a great plot, and ending. They express different beliefs and details. They both make a great case on how the world was reborn. It makes you really think in depth of what really happened. The Flood of Gilgamesh starts out by the council of the gods were not plesased by mankind being so disruptive Noah's flood is very similar. God was very unhappy with

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    The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Iliad are two epics known for their immortalization of ancient civilizations. While Gilgamesh and Achilles are the protagonists of their respective epics, they are supported by their respective dearest companions. Without Enkidu, Gilgamesh never would have matured from his role as an oppressive king to his final role as a wise ruler. Were it not for Patroclus’s passionate desire to see Greece victorious, Achilles would not have engaged in battle, and Troy might have

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    likenesses and contrasts between the Gilgamesh flood account and the biblical surge account (Genesis 6—8), starting with God picking an exemplary man to manufacture an ark as a result of a looming extraordinary flood. In the two records, tests from all types of creatures were to be on the ark, and birds creatures were utilized after the downpours to decide whether flood waters had died down anyplace to uncover dry land. There are different likenesses between the Gilgamesh surge account and the scriptural

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