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Transformation of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh is a historical piece of literature that shaped history and has some impact on modern day literature as well. Perhaps one of the key reasons the Epic of Gilgamesh is so widespread and has continued to be such a great deal in literature for a long time, is because it gives […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1510 Topics: Epic Of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh, Hero, Immortality

Tuesday’s with Morrie: Understanding Dying and Death

There are so many different ways in which society and culture shape the death experience. Not every individual is the same in their beliefs therefore everyone’s dying experience is different. In our American culture, today death is something that is typically feared. Michael Leming and George Dickson stated in their textbook titled, Understand Death, Dying […]

Pages: 7 Words: 1957 Topics: Belief, Death, Happiness, Immortality, Reasoning, Time, Tuesdays With Morrie
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“Makropulos Case” by Bernard Williams

In “Makropulos Case”, Bernard Williams argues that death is necessary for life to remain interesting. The starting point of Williams’ thoughts is the play “The Makropulos Affair” by Karel ?apek, in which the character, Elina, after drinking an elixir acquires an incredibly long life (342 years and beyond). Endless life led the character not to […]

Pages: 2 Words: 746 Topics: Epistemology, Existence, Immortality, Metaphysics

My Theory of Personal Identity

Are you the same person overtime? Am I the same person overtime? Is infant Sabrena Ford the same as sixteen year old Sabrena Ford who, later, is still the same as 32 year old, married, Sabrena Edwards? What makes Sabrena the same Sabrena overtime? What has remained constant within Sabrena that defines her as a […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1244 Topics: Epistemology, Immortality, Metaphysics, Reasoning

Life Expectancy and Immortality

Since the beginning of time, the life of human beings has been limited here on earth. According to the Biblical and Quran accounts of creation, man failed God and thus the punishment was mortality. Thereafter, human beings have been trying all they can to receive salvation and doing good deeds on earth in the hope […]

Pages: 3 Words: 793 Topics: Culture Shock, Immortality, Life Expectancy

“The Iliad”: Achilles and Hektor

The final book of the Aeneid culminates in a dramatic duel between Aeneas and Turnus that meticulously mirrors the final encounter between Achilleus and Hektor in the Iliad. Though superficially almost identical, analyzing the motivational, stylistic, and contextual differences between the two encounters reveals that the antagonism between Aeneas and Turnus is fundamentally different than […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1181 Topics: Fiction, Greek Mythology, Hero, Iliad, Immortality

Failure of a Godly Person to Demonstrate a Lesson

Gilgamesh aspired to escape death and searched to the ends of the Earth for immortality. Icarus had a much more mundane goal, he merely wished to see the lands below him in a more glorious fashion during his flight towards his homeland. By ignoring the lesson the story is meant to convey, the protagonists of […]

Pages: 2 Words: 616 Topics: American Literature, Death Of A Salesman, Immortality, Mythology
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