Sage Final. a Paper About the Holy Bible Gilgamesh and Antigone

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Haleigh Ellington
SAGE 230
10-5-12

The values of this strange and creepy life we live.
So far we have read these three books “Gilgamesh” “The Holy Bible” and now “Antigone”. These books weren’t written all at the same time but they all contain similar messages in the text. You learn about the higher powers in the different societies and that family is very important, but the most important is religion and how it played a key role in everyday society. “Humans are born they live then they die, this order that the Gods have decreed. But until then end comes enjoy your life spend it in happiness not despair. Savor your food make each of your days a delight, bathe and anoint yourself wear bright clothes that are sparking clean let music and dancing fill your house love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace that is the best way for a man to live.”(Gilgamesh 168-169) this is telling Gilgamesh how to live and to appreciate what he has in front of him and be grateful for everything that he has been blessed with. In the bible we see multiple instances where god puts people to the ultimate test. No one ever disobeys god and his ruling but they do question why they are doing this to themselves but they don’t let that affect them and they continue to listen to god and his orders. One of the stories that sticks out to me is about the pharaoh and him never obeying god till god had ruined his crops land and had taken his only son from him. "I will bring one more plague on Pharaoh and on Egypt. After that, he will let you go from here, and when he does, he will drive you out completely (Exodus 11:1)”. “Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the female slave, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well (Exodus 11:5)”. Antigone wants the proper burial for her brother and the king Creon will not bury her brother....
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