Examining Babylonian culture through the epic of Gilgamesh, English homework help – writinghub.net

Choose one of the following topics listed below on which you are to write a well organized and developed essay using at least two documented sources. (Scholarly Journal or Book) No Wikapedia

Make use of concrete examples and illustrations from the Epic of Gilgamesh to support and provide evidence for your essays. The essay should be 500-750 word processed including citations from your sources using MLA standards of documentation . The assignment is due on Friday. September 24, 2016.

  • Reading the epic of Gilgamesh as in reading other pieces of literature,is like looking into a window at a culture’s values, , morals, beliefs and standards of behavior. Based on what you view in the Gilgamesh epic, discuss what you see as far as the above in the Babylonian culture.
  • Based on the Epic of Gilgamesh, what did the people expect out of their leaders including the values that they wanted him to embody.
  • In his quest or journey, the hero encounters numerous, dangerous obstacles. How does his suffering help him to overcome and lead to the fulfillment of his quest.
  • Discuss Gilgamesh’s quest for immortality and relate how that concept translate into today’s quest.
  • Discuss the theme of friendship in in the Gilgamesh and how it reveals character in the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu.
  • The story of the flood is found in many ancient texts. Compare and Contrast the flood story in Gilgamesh epic to Hebrew mythology in Genesis 6-9.
  •  Literature is often a reflection of life. Choose a slice of life in the Gilgamesh epic and show how it resembles a real life situations.

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