English 9 — Thursday, Feb. 22

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.

Homework: Reading!


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