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Enkidu Introduced to Culture Via Shamhat
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
city, council, rails, Babylonian, Enkidu, surprises, virtuous, mirror, wonderful, seduces, city, less, clamorous, Arabian, earthly, control, wedding, rape, wall, prostitute, enemy, gods
what are the problems of a ruler who is going off the            like Gilgamesh?
he's starting how sleeping with women on their                nights
overtaxing the population
he's making young men work to build his great          around his city
abusing his own population
Sumerian kings are usually                   
never do anything wrong
the king has a                of infinitely wise counselors
gods, however, are                   
a way of working through tensions in the                society
is an autocrat, nobody knows what to do
the towns people pray to the          to help them
in older                      chronicles
the king and his wise counselors always know the story their in
they know what's going on
nothing ever                    the good counselor
the evil king who is your            may be taken by surprise
but never your king or your counselors
but here the gods send down              into the countryside who then starts messing up in the countryside
becomes a              image of Gilgamesh
he's messing up the country as Gilgamesh is messing up the         
the country people go plead to Gilgamesh
Gilgamesh sends out the temple                      Shamhat
she                Enkidu, he comes back
Gilgamesh doesn't understand that his clever ploy is actually the god's ploy to bring him under               
still Enkidu has even          idea what is happening to him
there is a theme here which is also in                poetry
country life is better than the city
the                  people are pastoralists in the fields
Enkidu comes and sees Gilgamesh about to          a woman on her wedding night
literature is on the side of the          versus the country
literature is on the side of power
writing is developed for economic, judicial and religious purposes

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