The Role Of Dreams In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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Was it only just a dream? Dreams have always been interpreted in many different ways. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, the dreams seem to have some sort of particular importance. The dreams play different, but very significant parts all throughout the epic. In some parts of the story line the dreams are ways to communicate with the Gods. For example, Gilgamesh prays to the Sun God, Shamash, for a particular vision. In other parts of the epic, the dreams proceed to tell the future of what is to come. The foreshadowing of events also gives a better understanding of many of the historical aspects that come with Gilgamesh in the Mesopotamian culture. In my opinion, the last thing the dreams contribute to is symbolism. Symbolism always comes along
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