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Gilgamesh Lesson Plan

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Transcript of Gilgamesh Lesson Plan

Gilagamesh has to make sacrifices; is mortal and not always successful General ideas Why is this topic important? Dictionary.com definition of sacrifice and successful Sacrifice:
the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim. Successful:
Achieving or having achieved success Textual Evidence Gilgamesh makes a sacrifice of tears to Shamash,
"So Shamash accepted the sacrifice of his tears; like the compassionate man he showed him mercy...The great winds he appointed: the north wind, the whrilwind, the storm and the icy wind, the tempest and the scorching wind."
Pg.72 In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear to fail.
-Bill Cosby Gilgamesh is a mortal and even though after his search for immortality he is not able to accomplish this, because we know at the end of the book he dies. The only thing that Gilgamesh did not succeed in was getting eternal life. As Utnapishtim said,"There is no permanence. Do we build a house to stand for ever, do we seal a contract to hold for all time?"
Pg.107 When Enkidu dies Gligamesh starts to cry he cried for seven days and nights, and he said, "I thought my friend would come back because of my weeping."
Pg.98 Assessment What kind of sacrifice did Gilgamesh give to Shamash? Did Gilgamesh ever reach eternal life? How long did Gilgamesh weep for? What is sacrifice? Because as humans we make sacrifices everyday, but sometimes not for the right reason, and thats when we make mistakes. Also as humans we make mistakes and not perfect, which means we are always going to have failures and not succeed. Name 3 of the 5 winds that Shamash give to Gilamesh. Who did Gilgamesh seek for to gain eternal life? the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim. Seven days and nights Sacrifice of tears Utnapishtim No the north wind, the whrilwind, the storm and the icy wind, the tempest and the scorching wind.
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