Reading 802 Spring 2013 writing assignment 2

For example in tablet three of the epic of gilgamesh

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deserve immortality and all of the features that come with it. For example in tablet three of the Epic of Gilgamesh, when Gilgamesh and Enkidu seek out to attack and kill Humbaba, it is because before he actually seeks out immortality he feels that he is entitled to have a great legacy long after his death. He wants to be known and respected as a man of greatness. Most importantly he wants and feels entitled to being remembered daily just as the gods are. Monkey encounters his sense of entitlement in chapter 4 when he learns that his position tending to the stable holds no rank (Monkey 45). Outraged he leaves heaven as well as his heavenly duties unattended due to pride and what he sees as a lack of respect for all that he fancies himself to be. He proves this to be true in saying when he learns of the lack of depth in his title by saying, “Don’t they know on the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit, I was a king and a Patriarch?! (Monkey 46)” His sense of entitlement pushes over the edge time and time again to not only feel as though he deserves things that he has not gained accordingly but even better than what he desired in the first place.
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