Research Outline-Epic of Gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh is an Akkadian poem composed around 2500 B.C.E. It is the earliest known epic. The theme of the poem concerns human beings’ search for immortality. Answer the following questions briefly.
What is the relationship between human beings and their deities?
How is Gilgamesh linked with the world of nature and animals?
What is the meaning of friendship, family, and public duty?
How does Gilgamesh attempt to become immortal? Why is he not successful?
In what sense does Gilgamesh achieve immortality?
What are your thoughts/opinions on the epic?