Today: We continued to listen to and discuss The Epic of Gilgamesh, covering the death of Enkidu and the beginning of Gilgamesh’s search for Utnapishtim.
We generated a list of scenes in the epic and a list of some of the topic it seems to be concerned with:
- Respect for the gods
- What makes a hero? What is “greatness”?
- What do you do with a tyrant?
- What is a reasonable use of power?
- Fear of the unknown
- Mortality and death
Tomorrow we will finish the epic.