Dream Sequences In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

579 Words3 Pages
The Epic of Gilgamesh is a poem that was told over 4000 years ago. The Gilgamesh version was translated and divided into eleven chapters. The earliest story was written to help readers understand the tone in the story. The text makes the reader feel afraid. The author also sets the tone by incorporating dream sequences into the plot in tablet four. In the poem, the author introduces numerous of dream sequences in the plot to create fear in the reader. Gilgamesh was the first character introduced to dreams in tablet one, but most of the dreams appear in tablet four. The first dream Gilgamesh dreamed of was a mountain, which he thought was Humbama. He was determined to find Humbama and kill him. “In lines twenty-five though twenty-eight, after he killed Humbama he will throw down his corpse.” What the author means by that is Humbama must die. He then went back to the mountain and ask for another dream. This dream was disturbing. He dreamed of a mountain, and thought the mountain was an enemy. It caught him off guard, threw him down pinning his feet. “In lines fifty though sixty, a young handsome man come along, pulled him out the base of the mountain, he gave him water to drink to ease his fear.” The handsome man was trying to protect him from fear and set his feet on the ground again. Gilgamesh travels to the mountain once again, and asks for another dream. This was now his third dream. He dreamed that the heavens cried out the earth, the earth was thundering, the daylight faded, darkness fell, lighting…show more content…
Reading the epic of Gilgamesh, the reader never knew what was going to happen next. The author creates a tone by incorporating dream sequences into the plot in tablet four. The plot of dream sequences helps the reader to understand what is going to happen next. Each dream gets worse as the plot continues. Gilgamesh is an old poem that was dived into eleven chapters and translated in many
Open Document