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Immortality - a the quality or state of being immortal b never ending existence Although that is the Webster definition of immortality what is never-ending existence That question has a different answer for everyone Some people believe that never-endingexistence happens by never physically dying and others believe that immortality can beobtained through your children I personally feel that your children cannot give youimmortality nowadays because of all the influences outside of the home What I mean bythis is that children are not striving to be chips of the old blocks anymore They spendmore time with their friends or watching TV or listening to music not following theirparents around To become immortal you must either live forever which is not verylikely or do something that is historically noteworthy like George Washington or AbeLincolnGilgamesh is an epic story about our hero Gilgamesh and for a short time hisfriend Enkidu In the beginning Enkidu is one which animals Later however he andGilgamesh fight and become close friends Together they fought wars and ruled the city Eventually the goddess of war asked Gilgamesh to marry her but he refused making hervery angry She retaliates by sending the bull of heaven down to attack Gilgamesh andEnkidu In the battle they killed the bull but Enkidu injured his hand he eventually diedfrom his wound After Enkidu died Gilgamesh went on a quest for immortalityGilgamesh was trying to find immortality for both Enkidu and Himself Aftergilgamesh got the immortality plant and scratched himself with it he was bathing and asnake ate the plant As soon as that happened Gilgamesh started to cry Since he hadalready used the plant on himself it was evident that he still wanted the plant for Enkidu Another example occurred during Gilgameshes conversation with the boatman Theboatman asked Gilgamesh to discuss his story about Enkidu Gilgamesh said Dont askme to retell my pain I only want to bring him back to lifeGilgamesh never received the immortality he was
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