The poem about Gilgamesh
“The poem about Gilgamesh” is the first work in the history of art where a continuous story about events is applied. The main idea of the work is revealed through the image of Gilgamesh, which is a hymn of integrity. The hero decides to dedicate his life to seeking an answer to the question of immortality of himself and the people. His determination leads to the edge of the earth, where the living ancestor Utnapishtim, which in translation means “one who has eternal life.” Only Utnapishtim knew how to become immortal, owning grass with spines, which grew on the seabed. But he also lost the miracle plant that the snake ate. Thus, there was a lost hope of humanity for immortality. So, Gilgamesh’s attempts to find immortality were in vain? The main idea is that, in any situation, the main character remained a man. The life of Gilgamesh is a struggle for justice, and death is the pinnacle of life, where a good memory of glorious deeds and actions should rule.