Question 1 ( 600 words minimum) – In this class we have considered a number of
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Question 1 ( 600 words minimum)
– In this class we have considered a number of different kinds of text and object to study the ideas, values, and habits of a culture. How effectively do these different kinds of cultural production convey the shared values, ideas, and experience of a whole civilization? Does it depend on which culture? Explain your answer in a carefully documented answer, referring to specific examples you have encountered in this course ( we learned about mesopotamia, hebrews, egypt, assyria, greece, athenian drama, India, china, imperial rome, byzantine christianity, Islam culture. feel free to give examples about any of the mentioned cultures) – – from SIX of the following categories.
Question 2 ( Dialogue, 400 words minimum)
– Consider this excerpt from Tablet X of the epic of Gilgamesh. On the last leg of his journey, before he meets Utanapishtim, he has appeared at the tavern of Siduri at the end of the earth, emaciated and distraught. He has just told her his story, concluding with the death of Enkidu:
After his death I could find no life,
Back and forth I prowled like a bandit in the steppe.
Now that I have seen your face, tavern keeper,
May I not see that death I constantly fear?
The tavern keeper said to Gilgamesh:
Gilgamesh, wherefore do you wander?
The eternal life you are seeking you shall not find.
When the Gods created mankind,
They established death for mankind,
And withheld eternal life for themselves.
As for you, Gilgamesh, let your stomach be full,
Always happy, night and day.
Make every day a delight,
Night and day play and dance.
Your clothes should be clean.
Your head should be washed.
You should bathe in water.
Look proudly on the little one holding your hand.
Let your mate be always blissful in your loins.
This, then, is the work of mankind.
[Tablet X, 63-82 in NAWL pp 138-9] Write out an imaginary discussion among FIVE of following people about the above exchange, making sure that each person’ s contribution expresses their characteristic perspectives and attitudes toward the subject as you have understood it from your reading, using specific references and quotations. They may address Gilgamesh and/or the tavern keeper directly, or discuss the situation among themselves. Have fun.
Muhammad ( Islamic prophet)