Two Response Paragraphs Gilgamesh

Two Response Paragraphs Gilgamesh - December 9, 2007 Two...

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December 9, 2007 Two Response Paragraphs The Epic of Gilgamesh , a story of a king’s struggle to achieve immortality, and Genesis, the saga of the earth’s creation, each have many similarities, as well as significant differences. The Epic of Gilgamesh story line is very similar to a few stories from Genesis in the Bible. There differences stem from similarities. At the onset of the epic, Enkidu resides with the animals of the wilderness as an “animal” himself. After his sexual encounter with a prostitute, Enkidu is not accepted back into their society of the wild. The Epic of Gilgamesh presents a biblical motif that can also be seen in Genesis. Parallel to Enkidu, Adam and Eve stumble upon their own fall from innocence when they become aware of the power of sexuality. Female sexuality is the driving factor in human life that makes civilized life possible. Without females to reproduce, civilization would crumble. Enkidu confronts the power of feminine seduction with the prostitute that eradicates his life in the wilderness for eternity. After Enkidu meets his
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