The Epic Of Gilgamesh And Gilgamesh Essay

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There are two types of heroes the everyday hero and an epic hero. A hero is an individual who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. An epic hero is similar to an everyday hero, however, an epic hero is a brave and noble character who experiences intense adventures and is admired for great achievements. The Epic of Gilgamesh depicts the journey of not one but two heroes, Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Gilgamesh and Enkidu are considered heroes because they go through a journey both spiritually and physically in order to learn an important lesson about life.
Gilgamesh is a man of noble birth. He was created by the Gods. Gilgamesh has a perfect body, beauty, and held characteristics such as courage. Gilgamesh is a man who is part man part God with two-thirds of his being as God and the other one-third man. He is a man of many accomplishments in his city of Uruk. Enkidu also has a very noble birth. He is created by the goddess of Creation, Aruru. Enkidu is created from clay and molded into a man with a rough body and long wavy hair on his head and matted hair on his body. Enkidu is created to balance out Gilgamesh and to be his support and guide as he conquers many feats.
The duo go out on a journey as Gilgamesh searches for the answers to defeating death and gaining immortality. The quest that the duo embarks on will eventually give rise to the great King Gilgamesh who has left behind a great legacy. Gilgamesh thinks that in order to be…

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