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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 Euphates rivers in the second and third milleniums BCE We know they celabrated a king named 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 and where 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 the ways of life both of the storys complete to meaningful death In hand which comtr- -ibutes to both of the epics In the story of Gilgamesh it is important to look careful what happened in the story that is look at it as if the actions and people it describes actually took place 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 together rather how it uses the conventions of language of events with beginings and endings of 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 character its indecipherable patterns of being The Iliad and Gilgamesh storys is greatly a remminder of the way life is today just different in time but neitherless
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