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Comparison of Western Civilization and Classic Text

March 31, 2016 | Author: | Posted in history, west european studies

Western Civilization And Classic Text

Each work of Art not only gives the cosmic vision of contemporary Society but bestows in hereditary the new way to live . The whole Western Civilization has been cultivated from the pearls of wisdom enshrined in the words of our Great Epics that includes our great Epics of Ancient Rome , Greek and Italian Civilizations

A western civilization is a continuous process of transformation from the so called primitive to the civilized boasting of new discoveries and luxurious life . Scientists are trying to discover the truth of ageing [banner_entry_middle]

br and life and birth cycle , and how can human attain immortality , yet discovery of the truth of death and to attain immortality has always been a futile exercise for him . In this short span , man is destined by that eternal being to fulfill the duties and play the role in a life drama for what we are destined

The Epic of Gilgamesh is a true portrait of this concept of human beings . Gilgamesh celebrates what makes us human beings . Gilgamesh took upon the journey to attain immortality at the eve of Enkidu ‘s death , but this journey proved fruitless . For whom have I labored ? For whom have I journeyed ? For whom have I suffered ? I have gained absolutely nothing for myself , I have only profited the snake , the ground lion (The epic of Gilgamesh , Tablet 11 . Then he realized the real essence of the immortality of name rather then the immortality of physical aspects

Even Beside the sea , when Gilgamesh met Siduri “the woman of the vine the maker of wine ” reminds him of the true meaning of being human “Gilgamesh , where are you hurrying to ” she asks

You will never find that life for which you are looking . When the gods created man they allotted to him death , but life they retained in their own keeping . As for you , Gilgamesh , fill your belly with good things day and night , night and day , dance and be merry , feast and rejoice . Let your clothes be fresh , bathe yourself in water , cherish the little child that holds your hand , and make your wife happy in your embrace for this too is the lot of man (The Epic of Gilgamesh , Tablet X , 102

Man is remembered by the acts and by the acts that his name will live forever even after he is dead , and he told Urshanabi , Climb up on to the wall of Uruk , inspect its foundation terrace , and examine well the brickwork see if it is not of burnt bricks and did not the seven wise men lay these foundations (The Epic of Gilgamesh , Tablet X I , 134

Even the Homer said , In the night-bound world of insensate circumstance , as being each man to his fellow the only light there is and all men to one another – as the source of the only principle of . This is the human condition . Out of it in The Iliad he constructed a dramatic architecture of a cogency never to be… [banner_entry_footer]


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