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Destiny in Gilgamesh and The Iliad Stories do not need to inform us of things From Gilgamesh for example we know that some of the people who lived in the land between the Tigris and Euphatesrivers in the second and third milleniums BCE We know they celabrated a kingnamed Gilgamesh we know they believed in many gods we know they were self--consious of their own cultivation of the natural world and we know they were literate In the story The Iliad we also know that great rulers and gods ruled andwhere top priority of the lands Point being it can be argued that the story of Gil--gamesh and the Iliad destinys are quite the same in relivence of the wars and theways of life both of the storys complete to meaningful death In hand which comtr- In the story of Gilgamesh it is important to look careful what happenedin the story that is look at it as if the actions and people it describes actually tookplace or existed The questions raised by a characters actions discuss the implic--ations of their consequences But its not to consider how the story is put togetherrather how it uses the conventions of language of events with beginings and endingsof description of character and storytelling itself to reawaken our sensitivity to the real world The real world is the world without conventions the unnameable unrep-resentable world--in its continuity of action its shadings and blurrings of characterits indecipherable patterns of being The Iliad and Gilgamesh storys is greatly aremminder of the way life is today just different in time but neitherless to say Moreover in the prologue of Gilgamesh its found to know that he was two--thirds god and one-third man and his knowledge is the key that follows Gilgameshis a hero-- more beautiful more courageous more terrifying than the rest
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