Epic Poem "Gilgamesh" And "The Term Paper

Length: 5 pages Sources: 1+ Subject: Literature Type: Term Paper Paper: #70622670 Related Topics: Gilgamesh, Brave New World, Grieving, Heroes
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He is a full grown hero who only needs a goal to set him on his journey. Gilgamesh is young and inexperienced, and he needs help to grow and mature throughout his journey, which he obtains from his dear friend Enkidu. Gilgamesh has many lessons to learn, and Odysseus learns too, but he is farther on the road to maturity, and so his journey leads him somewhere he already knows and is comfortable with, while Gilgamesh's journey takes him on uncharted territory, and he learns more about himself and the people around him on his journey.

In conclusion, these men are both heroic, but they show it in different ways and they have different heroic ideals. They are real heroes to be sure, but they are also real men, with the faults that only real men seem to have. Gilgamesh can be a violent boor with little regard for

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Odysseus can be crafty and witty, a "trickster" who lives both by his wits and his heroism. Both men undertake epic journeys, and both men perform very heroic deeds during their travels. However, they perform these deeds for different purposes, and that is what makes them heroes with different ideals, different personalities, and certainly different goals. Heroes are not the same, whether it is in ancient times or modern times. The stories could be very similar, but they are not, and that may be one reason they have both survived as classic literature for so many thousands of years.

References

The Epic of Gilgamesh. Trans. Kovacs, Maureen Gallery. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1989.

Homer. Odyssey. Trans. Lombardo, Stanley. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2000.

Leed, Eric J. The Mind of the Traveler: From Gilgamesh to Global Tourism. New…

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References

The Epic of Gilgamesh. Trans. Kovacs, Maureen Gallery. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1989.

Homer. Odyssey. Trans. Lombardo, Stanley. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 2000.

Leed, Eric J. The Mind of the Traveler: From Gilgamesh to Global Tourism. New York: Basic Books, 1991.

Oinas, Felix J., ed. An Introduction to the World's Great Folk Epics. Bloomington, in: Indiana University Press, 1978.


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