Write a 750- to 1,000-word essay comparing how Gilgamesh and Odysseus respond to mortality versus immortality. Defend your view on which is the better choice: the good things in this life or eternal life. Include appropriate quotes from the literature as supporting evidence.
Use APA style in formatting your essay and citing the readings. Integrate quotes from the literature smoothly, and provide the page numbers for all direct quotes. The following is an example of using a quote effectively in support of an argument:
The mixture of cunning and pride in Odysseus is nowhere seen more clearly than in Book IX, in his taunting of the blinded Polyphemus, even over the protests of his own sailors:
if ever mortal man inquire
how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him
Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye:
Laertes’ son, whose home’s on Ithaka! (p. 528)