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Assignment 2: Essay: Review of Gilgamesh

In Module 1 you read Gilgamesh, the story of a legendary leader who may have committed many sins. This week you read about Dante’s journey through Hell in the Inferno, meeting many historical and mythological figures in their places in Hell.

By Wednesday, July 30, 2014, create a 500-word analysis of the characters from one of the works you have read using Dante’s criteria for sins. Where in hell would Dante place Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu? n your analysis, be sure to name the level, the specific sin(s) committed, and the punishments that Gilgamesh and Enkidu might expect. From your readings, how did society’s view of good and bad behavior change between the story of Gilgamesh and the allegory found in The Inferno?

Your review should be display an understanding of the two works we have read. Submit your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.


Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Correctly identified at least 2 behaviors described in the epic poem Gilgamesh for both Gilgamesh and Enkidu.
Correctly placed each character at one of Dante’s 9 levels and explained why the placement makes sense.
Clearly identified at least two major changes in worldview that were apparent in the class readings.
Justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references or personal experience. Followed APA rules for attributing sources.


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