Excerpt One: Mythology by Edith Hamilton

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Based on these excerpts, complete the following comparison chart. Be sure to use complete sentences!!!


Excerpt One

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What tragic flaw does the woman possess?

Is the story religious?

Why was this story written?

How is the woman viewed?

What is the theme of the story?

Why is a woman blamed for the great hardships released?

Activity II

The story of the flood is also found in several ancient narratives of world literature.

Tablets containing portions of The Epic of Gilgamesh, a poem of antiquity, was discovered at sites throughout the Middle East in 1872. Gilgamesh developed over a period of nearly a thousand years, and vanished when the civilizations of the Greeks, Hebrews, and Romans had only just developed beyond their infancy. Until the story was rediscovered and published, everyone believed that the Biblical story of Noah and the great flood was original and unique.
Read the next three excerpts, all relating to the story of the great flood, and answer the following questions in complete sentences.

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