This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: should reflect your grasp of the poem, in all its complexity (characterizations, symbolism, motifs, messages, etc.). Avoid caricature. Your tablet should fit into the artistic structure and logic of the text we already have. It may indeed raise new questions, but these should arise from the existing poem, which, as weve seen, is open to interpretation. Think of it as an addition to a housea half bath or a deck or a wood-burning stove. Its new, but it should continue or enhance the form and function of the whole. You may choose to emulate Gilgamesh s style, or you may choose not to. Feel free to play with the fragmentary nature of this epic; you might include frustrating but thought-provoking lacunae (the suspension points that denote gapscrackson the tablet) or bracketed passages that represent best guesses about a missing word or line, based on the evidence of other tablets or versions. I encourage you to run your ideas by me for feedback....
View Full Document
- Fall '10