Who Wants To Live Forever?

Today we looked at the poem Ozymandias and we discussed the pros & cons of immortality.  Click here for a copy of the poem. We discussed the deeper message; nothing lasts forever.

We also discussed Enid’s death. Who is to blame?  Many of you made compelling arguments for Gilgamesh, Enlil, Anu, Ishtar, and even Enkidu himself.  There is no correct answer.  Answers are either supported or unsupported.

For homework, pease read Tablets 9, 10, & 11. What important lesson has Gilgamesh learned about life in this selection?  How does Gilgamesh’s quest for immortality relate to the poem we looked at in class today? Your answer should be 5-6 Sentences.

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