Gilgamesh - The harlot told Enkidu that Gilgamesh will know...

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Morgan Messenger August 23, 2007 ENGL 2220 Dr. Matthews Gilgamesh: Good or Bad Leader Determining whether Gilgamesh is a good or bad leader is very difficult. Although he doesn’t seem like the greatest guy to hang out with, in my opinion, Gilgamesh is a good leader because he is strong, all-knowing, and powerful. According to the gods, Gilgamesh is as “strong as a savage bull” and “none can withstand his arms.” His strength is an important quality in a leader because his people need someone to protect them. Gilgamesh is ruling over Samaria, what we currently call the “Middle East,” where the rugged surroundings constitute a very unpredictable life. Because he is so strong, he can also protect his people from violent nature of his people that is created from a constant state of fear and paranoia that was common in those days. Gilgamesh is a man “to whom all things are known.” His knowledge is an important quality in a leader because he can plan ahead for what is to come.
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Unformatted text preview: The harlot told Enkidu that Gilgamesh will know in his dreams that you are coming. If Gilgamesh sees the future in his dreams, it is much easier for him to keep his people safe. The story also states that Gilgamesh saw mysteries and knew secret things. The more he knows, the more prepared Gilgamesh will be to handle what comes to the Sumerians. Two thirds they made him god and one third man. His power is an important quality in a leader because he has the capability and connections to keep his people safe. When he was created, Gilgamesh was bestowed gifts from many different gods. Because Gilgamesh is two-thirds god, he can bargain with the typically harsh and unforgiving gods that control everything about his people and their lives. Although at first glance Gilgamesh is a coarse, hard person, he has the qualities that the Sumerians need in a leader to keep them alive and well....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENGL 2200 taught by Professor Matthews during the Fall '07 term at Fairmont State.

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