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Charise Lindo World Literature I (4:30-7:15pm) Professor Sandra Sokowski September 15, 2017 Writing Assignment 1: Epic of Gilgamesh An epic poem is a long, narrative poem which includes a hero and is placed in the past, and a cultural identity is established. The word epic comes from the Greek term meaning “speech” or “song.” In the story of Gilgamesh, which is classified as an epic poem, it takes place in ancient Mesopotamia also known as present-day Iraq. This epic poem was taken place around 2700 B.C.E, written in cuneiform, and there was a low rate of literacy so things were usually passed down orally. The Epic of Gilgamesh is about a tyrant king, who is two parts god and one part man, in a city-state called Uruk. He was known around as a beautiful but very strong man, but the way he acted as a king was cruel, so the gods created someone so he could meet his match. Throughout the story, Gilgamesh and his counterpart go on various missions that makes Gilgamesh grow and change as a person. Through Gilgamesh’s journey and his obsession with power and control, The Epic of Gilgamesh takes us throughout the growth and change of this tyrant king with the help of the gods. In an epic poem, we always have a hero who may become challenged in some way shape or form, either with themselves or someone else, which can lead to significant turning points. The most significant turning point was when Gilgamesh first meet Enkidu. Enkidu is a man created by the gods to help Gilgamesh change as a king, he was just as strong as Gilgamesh. At their first meeting, they do get into an altercation because Enkidu stops him from entering a church where a couple was going to get married. He did this because Gilgamesh has a habit of having sex with the bride before the couple gets married. But a sudden twist happened
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