Humanities 110

Introduction to the Humanities

Paper Topics | Fall 2022 | Paper 1

Due Saturday, September 17, 5:00 p.m., to your conference leader.

Length: 4-5 double-spaced pages (1,250-1,500 words)

Tablet 1.94-133 of Gilgamesh describes Enkidu's creation and his disruption of the hunter's world. Analyze the representation of the wild in this passage and consider the significance of the opposition between the city and the natural world.

This question asks you to start practicing the skills of “close reading.” As you analyze the passage, pay close attention to the language, examining details such as imagery, diction (word choice), and the use of repetition and think about how the patterns you notice contribute to the meaning of the text as a whole.