Essay about The Epic Of Gilgamesh And Persepolis Women

784 Words Oct 21st, 2016 4 Pages
Women for ages have been seen to be beneath men. They believe women do not have the capability to handle men positions and make rules. They see women as marriage material and mothers. In The Epic of Gilgamesh and in Persepolis women status are clear. They are considered less important and powerful compared to men. However, in both stories women are a great value in the world. They are powerful, nurturing, and temptation. In the stories these feminine qualities are displayed and the overall strength women possess.
Women are nurturing and caring. In The Epic of Gilgamesh and Persepolis, they show the nurturing and caring side of women, through wisdom and compassion for others. For example, Ninsun the mother of Gilgamesh used her influence over the men in the story. As a mother and goddess she uses her power to help her son. She is the only person with whom Gilgamesh shares his thoughts. She is the women influence that helps him get through his journey. There were other women influence on his journey and if not for them Gilgamesh would never have accomplished all that he did. In Persepolis, Marjane showed her compassion through her actions. For example, she wanted to break the social class when she wanted to eat with her maid and when she helped her maid send love letters to their neighbor. Marjane felt passionate about this to the point she asked her father, “ Dad are you for or against social classes?”( Satrapi 37). These women share a common trait, but expressed them in…

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