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Final Paper

Final Paper

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Published by Dave Cloud
My half-arsed excuse for a final paper in Filky\\\'s class.
My half-arsed excuse for a final paper in Filky\\\'s class.

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Published by: Dave Cloud on Jun 12, 2007
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First Year Seminar, P. FilkinsFinal RevisionA Journey Through Hell"
Why this is hell, nor am I out of it.Think'st thou that I, who saw the face of God, And tasted the eternal joys of heaven, Am not tormented with ten thousand hells In being deprived of everlasting bliss?
"- Mephistopheles (Christopher Marlowe’s
 Doctor Faustus
)4.SocratesThis is not what I envisionedI spent all of my life preparing for deathOnly to find myself in excisionFrom that whose pure breathGives absolute wisdom.The whole time I took the wrong path.So I am here in this kingdomOf those who were never wet
With the waters of Baptism, and it is seldomThat I do not regretOnly seeing God’s silhouette.5.GilgameshFor all of my lifeMy actions have been governed by fear.This weakness has caused much strifeTo all those who were near.My quest for fame brought death toEnkidu whom I held dear.His passing instilled a newDesire inside my heart.Seeing Enkidu’s body ravaged by disease, I had to pursueA cure as the world around me fell apart.So I journeyed for days upon endUntil I met old Utnapishtim who tried to impartThe knowledge that one cannot transcend
Mortality. But I was young and naïve,And did not comprehendThe wisdom I had received.Soon after I became afraidThat the Gods might send another flood, and so I conceivedA plan to build a tower to reach the sky. Even though such was forbadeBy Yahweh who sent the first.I did not care and set about my mighty crusadeAgainst the Gods and my cursedBlood from Ham’s mistake.We were getting closer and closer until the worstHappened. He took away our Common tongue. Leaving us scatteredIn our plethora of languages and power-Less. The people scatteredInto all different directions.My glorious plan had been shattered.

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