Consequently, according to the book of the Epic OF Gilgamesh and The Ark of Noah, the similarities between those two stories is more momentous than their differences. The major similarities in both stories is the cause of the flood. According to the Epic of Gilgamesh, the people on the earth were very noisy and wicked; thus, the gods decided to destroy the earth and kill all the people. Then, the leader of the pantheon gods ordered Utanapishtim to build a boat and save his life. “Reed fence, reed fence, wall, wall!
Under orders from Sherman, his men destroyed all sources of food and forage and left behind a starving and demoralized people (Georgia). Sherman and his men destroyed the food stores the people of Georgia had saved for the winter months, leaving a path of scorched-earth and hungry civilians. The Geneva Convention lists this as a war crime, “Intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival, including willfully impeding relief supplies as provided for under the Geneva Conventions;”. The carnage and destruction left by Sherman and his men left a scar that took decades for Georgia to recover from. The willful destruction of food storages, and the following starvation of civilians are clear examples of war crimes.
In the story Utanapishtim is tasked by the creator god Enki to build a giant ship, called The Preserver of Life, for an upcoming flood that will wipe out all animals and humans. He brings onboard his wife, family, relatives, craftsmen of his village, animals, and grain. Just like with Noah, he sends out a dove and a raven to see if the waters have receded. The ship eventually comes to rest on Mount Nisir and once on dry land he releases the animals and makes a sacrifice to the gods. It is largely accepted that Gilgamesh was an actual historical figure that later became embellished in myth.
Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road, follows a boy, and a man struggling to survive in a dystopian world. After the apocalypse, many people panicked and did what they thought was the best thing to do for them to survive. This ultimately lead to a world filled with suicides, murders, crimes and even cannibalism. When this event took place, it ended up wiping out almost everything; there was no plants, no animals, and barley any food left for the remaining people left on the plant. Ultimately everyone lost hope.
Caliph al-Mu` tasim (r. 1242–1258), on the other hand, declined to recognize their power and offered these non-Muslims just abuse and dangers. Confronted with Mongol intrusion, he did little to plan, and the Mongol swarms soon encompassed Baghdad. They caught the city in 1258 and sacked it. They stomped the caliph to death, and totally crushed the city. They slaughtered some place somewhere around 100,000 and a million individuals, demolished all the books of the House of Wisdom and different libraries, smoldered down all the incredible landmarks of the city, and left Baghdad a seething ruin.
Oedipus wanted to live the rest of his life not seeing the pain and the true person he really is. The life of Oedipus is very similar to how most people live their lives today. You may think your on top of everything until life has a way of putting you down. There are many people out there who tries to fit in and be a person they know they are not. Life is very short.
World War 1, also known as the Great War was one of the most devastating human catastrophes that the world had ever seen. Europe was left in a state of ruin, an entire generation was lost and millions of civilians died as a result of this “great war.” It left a scar upon the landscape, one that quite literally resembled a wasteland. For many people, who had never experienced this kind of devastation, World War 1 was like the apocalypse come to fruition; the world and its people were forever changed as a result of the war, but out of the ashes many great modernist writers emerged. Writers like T.S. Eliot, whose wasteland seemed to capture all that had been lost, not just physically, but culturally and spiritually.
The Flood Archetype is about a devastating flood that ends human civilization, but people have to rebuild civilization with the hope of a golden age. In the flood archetype, there is a god that wipes out all of human civilization for being spiteful; Although the god wipes out all of human civilization, there is a chosen person that has to build an ark or a shelter in order to survive the massive, catastrophic flood. Noah’s Ark, a Biblical story in the Old Testament, is about a man named Noah who is told by God to make an ark in preparation for the flood when God says, “I will wipe out from the earth the men whom I have created… But Noah found favor with the Lord”. God floods Earth as a result of human’s cruel, violent tendencies
Macbeth is a tragedy that details the life of a Scottish noble who kills the king he was once loyal to to receive kingship. Instead of trying to improve his kingdom Macbeth spends his time covering his trail of blood and the environment in Scotland takes note of this. During his reign, the environment crumbles: “horse broke out of their stalls and ate each other” (2.4). Everything has been thrown out of order in Scotland because Macbeth is not the rightful king which contrasts the tale of Daedalus and Icarus. When Icarus plummets to his death no one notices.
Ancient Aztecs also believed there were five races of humans which are the first sun, second sun, third sun, fourth sun, and fifth sun which we are currently a part of. The Hebrews and Christians had a majority of the population of earth destroyed by a flood. The Babylonians believed there was a great war between gods that did some damage to the earth. The Yorubas believed that a great flood had happened. The Maori god Tawhirimatea created hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis, and huge storms to torment his siblings for separating their
He sent Arizona into a drought, not a drop of water remained. One by one people left the state but, the drought spread with those people.The state governor James Hennings spoke out “We can 't live you’ll kill us all”. Poseidon responded “This is not my fault, you did this to yourself.” The people began to build shrines to the god, in hope of restoring their water. With none of their efforts working, They went big for one last attempt. James came forward and yelled
The 9/11 tragedy was a moment where people had their guard up at all times. This was a time where life had strike to reality of time warfare with every person and country. Couldn’t trust no one that came to the U.S. America is the land of the free and the home of the brave, were brave because the generations before us had to face what had happened and to what is going to happen. This had left the buildings torn instantly killing hundreds of many people, getting them stuck in the higher floors. This attack was the worst in America ever since the Pearl Harbor All over our nation saw a major impact of devastation in the face of the September 9, 2001attacks.
I finally finished my programming and safety checks, so I unfroze the news people. I apologized and they forgave me. All of United Americas wanted me to fix the World War Z. World War Z was the worst war of history. It caused famines, storms, explosions, and most drastically death.
Sherman and his forces tore up tracks burnt down the town of Meridian, crippling the main supply hub and rail depot for the Confederates, Sherman also showed compassion for the civilians along the route by saving some of the homes from the farmers that where just trying to survive. Sherman had Hurlbut and McPherson destroy tracks in four different directions, heading away from Meridian for up to 120 miles; the troops
Furthermore, many people were left homeless because of all of the destruction caused by the massive tornado. A lot of boats, hotels, houses, and churches were demolished, so people did not have a structure to go to for shelter. There was also no Red Cross in the 1840’s to help, nor did they have much help from other states to rebuild their community (Hall, 2014). In essence, the