Create a 5 page essay paper that discusses Epic of Gilgamesh, The Pillow Book, and John Chapter 1 as a Means of Understanding Human and Social Interpretations of Spirituality throughout Time.
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This level of human consciousness has been reflected in music, literature, dance, and many other aspects of human expression. Yet, for purposes of this particular research, the author will focus upon three distinct cultures and the means by which unique levels of civilized maturity and understanding relate to the dynamics and interpretations of what forces contributed to the thought processes that were presented within the literature in question. As such, a multicultural perspective of world literature spanning many centuries will be utilized for this particular unit of inquiry to include: The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Hebrew Bible (John 1 specifically), and Sei Shonagon (“The Pillow Book”). By taking such a culturally diverse approach to this particular subject matter, it is the hope of this author that key differentials in the overall level of spiritual interpretation and understanding can easily be denoted. Moreover, it is the further hope of the author that something of the human condition with regards to how a “higher power” is viewed can be inferred from such an approach….
ent to the reader that it is the express intent of the gods to meddle in the affairs of humans and it is ultimately the human’s responsibility to foil any of these attempts that might jeopardize their health, safety, or way of life (Gilgamesh 5). Should further be understood Gilgamesh is not unique within the realm of human experience (Sanders 5). Rather, the earliest representations of God/gods and understandings of spirituality within the ancient world are almost always indicative of a situation in which humanity is something of a tender entity. tossed by the whimsical and oftentimes misogynistic attitudes of the higher powers. Yet, it must not be understood that such an interpretation was confined to a particular geographic area. Earliest representations of the relationship that humans had to any exhibition of the almighty, regardless of culture or spiritual inclination, are fairly uniform throughout human history. regardless of geographic or cultural boundaries. However, by the very same token, it must also be understood that such a limited interpretation was not destined to be propagated forever. rather, with the growth of human experience, within a range of different cultures, this particular understanding of the world and of spirituality soon waned – replaced by an understanding of personal importance within the cosmos. Within this particular understanding of what has been termed “personal importance”, the reader can come to appreciate the levels of spirituality and understanding that is promoted within Sei Shonagon (also known as “The Pillow Book”).