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Essay Grade: 96%
Life and Death: A comparison of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Homeric Hymn to Demeter
1,922 words, approx. 6 pages
A comparitive essay for my Myth and Symbol class on the ancient babylonian text of "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and the ancient greek hymn to Demeter. This essay touches on the themes life, death and the afterlife.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Legned of Gilgamesh
1,864 words, approx. 6 pages
The story of the king of Uruk, Gilgamesh, is believed by some to be one of the world's oldest true stories. In "Epic of Gilgamesh" by Herbert Mason, the king is portrayed as a selfish tyrant who displeases the gods. Gilgamesh becomes a better ruler after the death of Enkidu.
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Essay Grade: 98%
An Epic Epic
1,847 words, approx. 6 pages
Defines Gilgamesh in terms of the epic genre.
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Essay Grade: 96%
The Eternal Values of Brotherhood
1,744 words, approx. 6 pages
One of the most important underlying themes in Gilgamesh is the legacy that is filled after the death of the companion. Gilgamesh and Enkidu share this bond of devotion. The archetype is shared by the 1994 movie Forrest Gump; in it the title character feels the same sort of devotion to his companion Bubba, this compels him to live the dream that his friend wanted but never had.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Gilgamesh's Heroism
1,549 words, approx. 5 pages
Defines what it means to be a literary hero, focusing on the ancient definition. Discusses the Epic of Gilgamesh and considers how Gilgamesh fits into that classic definition of a hero.
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Essay Grade: 95%
The Historical Impact of "Gilgamesh"
1,334 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay discusses the summary and historical impact of the work "Gilagamesh" by Herbert Mason.
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Essay Grade: 90%
Women Set the Boundaries
1,106 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay shows the importance of women as symbols in "The Epic of Gilgamesh."
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Essay Grade: 92%
Epic Heroes: Gilgamesh and Achilles
1,087 words, approx. 4 pages
Both Gilgamesh from the "Epic of Gilgamesh" (Andrew George's translation) and Achilles from Homer's "Iliad" are good examples of epic heroes. These characteristics include a divine ancestry, they both had friends who were like brothers, and they shared the same views on the glory of death.
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Essay Grade: 92%
"Beowulf" and "Gilgamesh" Comparison
1,084 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay is a comparison of "Beowulf" as translated by Sheamus Heanny and "Gilgamesh" by anonymous. The essay describes the hero, the journey, and any supernatural being and side kick encountered.
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Essay Grade: 86%
The Role of Women in the Epic of Gilgamesh
947 words, approx. 3 pages
An examination of the role of women in The Epic of Gilgamesh. The characters Ninsun and the harlot subtly imply the truth behind Sumerian culture, in which men were considered strictly dominant over women, and women had limited roles to play in Sumerian society.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Gender Roles in the Epic of Gilgamesh
931 words, approx. 3 pages
Gender plays a very significant role in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Although the main characters of the story, Gilgamesh and Enkidu, are male, and while men were considered to be the most powerful and wisest humans and gods, women had the power to significantly influence these men.
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Essay Grade: 89%
Gilgamesh a Sumerian King
920 words, approx. 3 pages
Gilgamesh represented Sumer, but not necessarily was a true king. Through trials from the gods, his performance will be tested and his inevitable fate as a mortal is revealed.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Role of Sex in "The Epic of Gilgamesh"
811 words, approx. 3 pages
Explores the role of sex in "The Epic of Gilgamesh", an ancient Mesopotamian text about King Gilgamesh. Keywords: Sumeria, Sumerian, Hebrew, Bible
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Essay Grade: 95%
The Role of Dreams in Gilgamesh
765 words, approx. 3 pages
Explores the significance of dreams in the life of Gilgamesh and in the novel, in general.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Two Great Floods
755 words, approx. 3 pages
Although some minor differences exist between them, the flood stories in both the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh are essentially similar. In both, the God or Gods create a flood to destroy mankind and choose one man to build a vessel in order to save himself, his family, and all the animals on Earth.
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Essay Grade: 87%
Gilgamesh: Mesopotamian Versus American Culture
704 words, approx. 2 pages
Uses the ancient Mesopotamian text "Gilgamesh" to compare Mesopotamian and American cultures.
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Essay Grade: 87%
Flood Comparison Essay
683 words, approx. 2 pages
Comparison of the flood in the Epic of Gilgamesh to the flood of Genesis from the Bible.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Fighting for Friendship in the Epic "Gilgamesh"
668 words, approx. 2 pages
In the epic poem "Gilgamesh," a friendship forms between the Uruk king Gilgamesh and Enkidu, as after the two men fight, Gilgamesh discovers. This friendship causes Gilgamesh to change his ways forever; once an arrogant king who behaved like an animal, Gilgamesh became a loving, moral man who finally understood the true value of friendship and the true meaning of being civilized.
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Essay Grade: 92%
The Role of Women in the Epic of Gilgamesh
624 words, approx. 2 pages
This essay examines the role of women in ancient Mesopotamia and in the epic of Gilgamesh. Despite their lack of rights and privileges, women in high position were viewed as temptresses, tamers, and an essential part of Mesopotamian culture.
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Essay Grade: 78%
Gilgamesh's and Scrooge's Character Changes
622 words, approx. 2 pages
The character Gilgamesh from The Epic of Gilgamesh and the character Scrooge from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol grow during their respective storylines, and each experiences a number of changes in his character. Through a series of trials, the readers see both Gilgamesh and Scrooge transform from powerful yet selfish individuals to possessors of kindness and empathy.
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Essay Grade: 93%
Gilgamesh and Modern Society
531 words, approx. 2 pages
A comparison of the society that spawned the ancient work "Gilgamesh" and our own modern society.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Gilgamesh
445 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses the book, The Epic Of Gilgamesh, by Maureen Gallery Kovacs. Provides a plot summary of the story, focusing on the perspective of Gilgamesh. It talks about the charges that were brought upon Gilgamesh and the reasons why they were.
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Essay Grade: 83%
The Story of Gilgamesh
356 words, approx. 1 pages
Reviews the story of Gilgamesh. Examines lessons learned from the text, including the true meaning of friendship, sacrifice and strength. Explores the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu.

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