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William Spates Gilgamesh Notes ENG 2200 January 15, 2008 Continue Gilgamesh introduction Group exercise: Part I: Comprehension Questions 1. How is Gilgamesh “the epitome of a bad ruler”? 2. Who is Shamash? 3. Why was Enkidu created? 4. How does the temple harlot domesticate Enkidu (there is more than one step in this process, so explain in detail)? 5. How do Enkidu and Gilgamesh become friends? 6. Why is Enkidu weak? 7. Who is Humbaba? 8. Why do Enkidu and Gilgamesh kill the “guardian of the forest”? 9. What are “hierophants”? 10. Who sends the Bull of Heaven to punish the people of Uruk 11. Why must Enkidu and Gilgamesh die?
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Unformatted text preview: 12. How does Enkidu die? Part II: Critical Thinking Questions 1. How are femininity and sexuality considered domesticating forces? Explain your answer not only in the context of Gilgamesh but also Genesis, 2 and 3 (see pps. 57 – 59). You may also want to look at Gilgamesh’s curse on the Harlot (p. 27). 2. How is Enkidu’s progression through innocence, self and sexual knowledge, fear, and death similar to Adam’s experience? How is it different? 3. How is Gilgamesh an archetypal hero; how are his actions different from the modern heroic ideal?...
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