Female Characters in The Epic of Gilgamesh Play
1 paragraph response, please post a response to ONE of the following questions:
- How does the characterization of Buluqiya in the Tale of Buluqiya differ from the characterization of Gilgamesh in the Epic of Gilgamesh? How does the characterization of Affan differ from the characterization of Enkidu?
- The Islamic author of the Tale of Buluqiya would have been monotheistic. What effects did the author’s monotheism have on the shape of Buluqiya’s story (whether in relationship to Gilgamesh’s story in the Epic of Gilgamesh or in other ways)?
- Why do you think that certain story elements or even seemingly small details from the Epic of Gilgamesh were preserved for over two thousand years until they wound up in the Tale of Buluqiya? How or why were these story elements/details transformed or transposed (i.e., put into different parts of the narrative) in the Tale of Buluqiya?
- Bring up a point of your own! Be sure to develop and expand on it and to use examples.