Gilgamesh Reponsse paper - 1 Amanortey David Amanortey Prof Margaret Walton English 212-060 22nd February 2013 Gilgamesh The epic poem Gilgamesh

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1 Amanortey David Amanortey Prof. Margaret Walton English 212-060 22 nd February 2013 “Gilgamesh” The epic poem “Gilgamesh”, introduces us to a hubris hero king in ancient Mesopotamia named Gilgamesh who no man or king ever equaled, the builder of both Uruk-Haven’s wall and the wall of Eanna Temple, the holy sanctuary (Gilgamesh 1-17). His mother a goddess, and his father a mortal; He is strong to perfection (33-34), two thirds of him is god and one third of him human (44). He terrorizes his city, and kills who ever he wanted. He deflowers’ women before their husbands do and he is loved and hated by many. The most strikingly meaningful passage in the poem that defines the identity of Gilgamesh is the elders’ words to Gilgamesh before his journey to the Cedar forest. “do not put your trust in your vast strength, but keep a sharp eye out, make each blow strike its mark”(Gilgamesh 60). Creating such an impeding identity for himself, Gilgamesh found no adventure in

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