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In The Epic of Gilgamesh Gilgamesh the hero of this epic achieves manyfeats of skill which makes him famous but that is not the reason it isan epic The Epic of Gilgamesh fulfills the requirements of an epicby being consistently relevant to a human society and carries immortal themesand messages By looking at literature throughout history one caninfer the themes that are consistently passed on to other generations ofhumans It is in human nature for people to want to excel in life andstrive to make a name in this world for themselves We want to beremembered by name or for something we have done Most who actuallysucceed are forgotten about in a matter of years However some are rememberedfor tens hundreds and even thousands of years because of their greatintellectual achievement to feats of outstanding skillGilgamesh is not only a character of a story he is actually a portrayalof people and how they act out of human nature He like many of usdoes not want his existence to end when he leaves this world He isnot content with what he has good looks money and power and desires morein life The Epic of Gilgamesh is a story that we as people can relateto There are similarities between Gilgameshs journey and ourown journey through life Some of the texts that will be compared withThe Epic of Gilgamesh are the Bible and Mark Twains The Adventures ofHuckleberry Finn The characters of these stories are all have thatburning desire to be successful in life which we can relate to Thesetexts span across different time periods and societies illustrating how humannature particularly the desire to obtain more than one possesses playsa significant role throughout written and present human history It is in human nature to want to be recognized and receive what one thinkhe or she may deserve In the Bible one of many themes is the questfor something greater than what the seeker currently has in terms of
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