Tablet 4 Presentation May 24,2010

Tablet 4 Presentation May 24,2010 - Mathew Mokler (Group B)...

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Mathew Mokler (Group B) May 24, 2010 Small group presentation from Tablet 4. Beginning at line 80: Did a god pass by? Why are my muscles trembling? Simply a rhetorical question, I believe he knows that no god actually passed by but he is wondering why he is shaking as how a dream could put him in this state of mind. Enkidu, my friend, I have had a dream— Gilgamesh was simply stating the obvious because he has already abruptly woken up and is trembling. It was the first of many because Gilgamesh’s mind is running in a million different directions. and the dream I had was deeply disturbing, in the mountain gorges the mountain fell down on me (us?) . .. this is a great place in the story for the author to incorporate a piece of foreshadowing, the great Gilgamesh sees the mountain crashing on him and killing him just as the beast Humbaba could. Wet(?). .. like flies(?). .. He who was born in the wilderness, Enkidu, interpreted the dream for his friend: "My friend, your dream is favorable. Here Enkidu is simply trying to settle Gilgamesh down and put his mind at ease.
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