Unformatted text preview: forever. Not breathing for eternity was of course Gilgamesh’s biggest fear. This one page of literature conveys to the reader that the later pages of the story will confirm, a story regarding a great king of the civilization of Uruk. Gilgamesh, created as two-thirds god and one third human, had the quality that everyone of that time period dreamed of having. To the people, Gilgamesh was like gold, perfect in every aspect. The story is exactly what readers wanted: to see a person who is almost a god, minus the immortal factor, but at the same instance possesses the same qualities that people generally have. Immortality was the Uruk civilization’s most desired feature to acquire in one’s life. The gods were immortal; and therefore, the people of the community looked up to them in great admiration. Sacrifice of precious amenities and worship were regular actions carried out by a civilization in order to get into contact with the gods....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Joshel during the Fall '08 term at University of Washington.
- Fall '08