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Gilgamesh


GilgameshI cannot accurately judge this piece of literature.  This is what is considering  as epic poetry.  It’s one of the classics making it very hard to accurately rate it.  But I will discuss how I feel about it.  I over all enjoyed the book, but it is so different than current literature.  There is a lot of repetition and in today’s literature there is taboo against repetition whereas here there is a lot of repetition.  Word for word which makes reading this a bit tedious to read.  There is also this acceptance of woman’s sexuality.  That is still, even today in modern society, something that is generally feared.  It’s a very progressive piece of work in many aspects, but also at the same time, very tedious because of it’s repetitive nature.  Overall a great read.

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