Monday- NOW we will talk about the ongoing discussion questions!
Introduce new discussion prompts [ongoing preparation for assessment]:
-There are several female characters in the epic–both divine and human. How are women represented in this epic? What roles do they play in the lives of Gilgamesh and Enkidu? Is there a difference between how mortal and divine women are represented? If so, what sorts of differences are there?
-As he lies dying, Enkidu curses the harlot and then revokes his curse and blesses her. Do you think he was better off in his natural, animal state or as a civilized man?
-Why is the issue of immortality so important to Gilgamesh? Does he fear death, or love life?
-Ultimately, what does the story tell us about what it means to be human? How do both Gilgamesh and Enkidu change in ways that might help us answer the question?
*Reading Check Revision [in class]
Only watch the first 3 1/2 mins of this one, unless you are super into it.
Tuesday and Wednesday– Begin research of biblical allusions for mini-presentation. Here’s the assignment sheet: Biblical Allusions in Pop Culture We will work today and Wednesday in class and then present on Friday after vocab quizzes.
HW: Begin reading the background info on Judaism. Here it is in black and white! full judaism scan. Please read by Monday.