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The Story of Sinuhe

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Nelson Cruz

on 11 October 2012

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By: The Story of Sinuhe While the actually story takes place during the Twelfth Dynasty under the first Ruler of the Twelfth Dynasty: Pharaoh Amenemhat I,(Briefly), followed by his son Sesostris (Senwoset). This tale is believed to be written shortly after the arrival of the Twelfth Dynasty. Sinuhe an official of Egypt is on a campaign with Sesostris until a hasty messenger whispered bad news to Sesostris that his father was murdered. Sesostris raced back to see his father, unaware that Sinuhe heard the message. In fear, Sinuhe fled Egypt hopping land to land to land eventually ending up in modern day Syria where he meets the Chief of a tribe. The Tribal Chief offers him food and water and weds Sinuhe to his daughter. Sinuhe raises a family and becomes a hero to the tribe by defeating invaders. In his later years Sinuhe feels the need to return home to be buried and writes to King Sesostris. Sesostris responds graciously and accepts Sinuhe's plea to return home to be buried. His life before fleeing Egypt was restored to him and he was in the kings graces up until his death. Summary of the Text Is a classic Egyptian literature whose author (still unknown) is compared to Shakespeare because of the symbolic meaning of this tale and what it tells us about Egypt at this point in time. This tale might have been the stepping stone for Biblical stories as there are parallels between them. The Literature Reasons and Topics
Work Cited:

J. J. Hirst. ennycarrington.tripod.com. 2001. 2000 University College London. 05 Oct. 2012. <http://jennycarrington.tripod.com/JJSinuhe/index.html>

M. Lichtheim, 1973. Touregypt.net. Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume I Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 223-33. 05 Oct. 2012. <http://www.touregypt.net/storyofsinuhe.htm>
<a href="http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/73/Story-of-Sinuhe.html">Story of Sinuhe - IMPORTANCE., CONTEXT., THE STORY., TRANSFORMATION., THE GOODNESS OF THE KING., SINUHE:A MAN WHO CHANGED</a>


Pictures used:
J. J. Hirst. jennycarrington.tripod.com. 2001. 2000 University College London. 05 Oct. 2012. <http://jennycarrington.tripod.com/JJSinuhe/Hieratic/Berlin-3022-a.htm>

love-eypt.com. 2006-2007. 05 Oct. 2012. <http://www.love-egypt.com/literature.html>
Kinnaer, Jacques. ancient-egypt.org. 25 July, 2009. 05 Oct. 2012. < http://www.ancient-egypt.org/index.html >

Bibliography This story shows Patriotism, loyalty and Mercy. Sinuhe even after fleeing from Egypt wishes to return home to be buried, showing pride and loyalty to his nation. The king shows loyalty, mercy and even rejoice when He recieved Sinuhes message of returning home by re-establishing his official title, sparing his life from fleeing and giving him a burial he wanted and deserved.
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