Let's unpack The Epic of Gilgamesh:
Bring the answers to the following questions to class on Friday, September 28. You may hand write your answers. Be sure to answer each question completely.
1. In what ways is Enkidu a foil to Gilgamesh? In what ways do they help or hinder each other on their adventure?
2. After reading excerpts from two epics, how would you compare Gilgamesh with Beowulf? What lessons does he need to learn if he is to become a true epic hero?
3. How does Humbaba compare to the monsters in Beowulf? What elements of Gilgamesh's battle with Humbaba are similar to Beowulf's battles with his monsters?