Reading 802 Spring 2013 writing assignment 2

Monkey and gilgameshs quests for immortality begin

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Monkey and Gilgamesh’s quests for immortality begin somewhat differently. After seeing and hearing about what death has done to his best friend Enkidu, Gilgamesh is determined to escape the woes of death through the seemingly perfect promises of immortality and godly status. Monkey, who has already achieved a royal title amongst his fellow monkeys go in search of immortality not only as a way to escape death but to also gain more knowledge about the world far beyond his small kingdom of primates. These differences are also guides to understanding why they both behaved with conceit and were often plagued with a sense of entitlement. For example, Gilgamesh inherited his
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
power and aristocracy through heredity. All that he had was received from his parents. He didn’t truly earn the life he was given. It was a life that he abused and took for granted daily. Monkey, on the other hand had no parents, had no guidance, nor any royal ties, therefore all of the things he acquired, he had to work for. It is this great sense of entitlement that leads both characters to believe that they deserve immortality and all of the features that come with it. For example in tablet three
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern