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“Adad the Storm God came riding on a black cloud, stirring up a terrible storm”

You guys did a great job with the Venn Diagrams!  I’ve posted them all to the cool projects page.  Here is the video we watched on Noah’s Ark.

We spent the bulk of the period using Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast the story of Noah with the story  of Utnapishtim in The Epic of Gilgamesh.  You guys were able to find the differences in the simalarities and simalarities in the differences!  It was great.  I’ve posted all of the images to the Cool Projects page.  Feel free to share them.

There is no homework this weekend.  Enjoy some down time.

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Attack Son of Uruk


Today we pretended that I’m a Hollywood producer.  I’m making a film version of the epic of Gilgamesh.  Your job was to pitch me an actor.  Based on Gilgamesh’s direct & indirect characterization, who should play the 5th king of Uruk?  You guys came up with some great ideas.

We looked at the foreshadowing at the end of Tablet 5.  As most of you predicted, Enkidu dies in tonight’s reading.  Think about how that will affect his best friend Gilgamesh.

For homework please read Tablets 6,7, & 8.  In a short paragraph (6-7 sentences) please explain to me who is responsible for Enikidu’s death.  Who should we blame?  There is no wrong answer here as long as you support your answer with text.  MAKE SURE YOU USE TEXTUAL EVIDENCE.

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“I will proclaim the deeds of Gilgamesh!”

Before we dive into Gilgamesh, a quick word about your narrative essays:

-All essays are due on Friday

-All essays should be typed in 12 point, Times New Roman font

-All essays should be double spaced

-All essays should be stapled before you come to class

We started to look at The Epic of Gilgamesh today.  I will give you a hard copy tomorrow.  If you would like a digital copy, click here

We will dig into the epic tomorrow.

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