A Long Narrative Poem That Is About Heroic Deeds And A

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A long narrative poem that is about heroic deeds and a series of events that have grave meaning to the culture and person who wrote it is an epic poem. A great deal of writers use epic poems to tell the tales and quest of heroes. It played a crucial part in the Epic of Gilgamesh from Mesopotamia because it recorded the epic deeds of heroes and their culture. The epic of Gilgamesh meets the criteria of an epic poem because the plot centers on the hero of unbelievable stature, it has a wild setting, and it in involves supernatural and godly forces. The epic poem of Gilgamesh plot centers on the hero of Unbelievable stature because of the Gilgamesh and Enkidu, in the beginning Gilgamesh was a king of Uruk who was two-thirds God and one-third…show more content…
Next, the water of death is considered a setting as well because Gilgamesh went on his quest in search for something. Next, The Cedar Forest because they went to cut down trees and to kill the guardian that guards the forest. The guardian was the demon humbaba and they had an epic battle at that setting. Lastly, the underworld is considered a setting because that is where Enkidu was sent when his body was disintegrated with maggots. Gilgamesh tried to travel there as well to save his friend. Gilgmesh traveled a great deal after Enkidu was cursed and died, so the amount of settings that were used in the poem alone meets the criteria of an epic poem. The fact that the whole story meets the criteria of being supernatural and godly justify that the story of Gilgamesh is an epic. The whole story is revolves around Godlike strength and Gods. Gilgamesh was two-thirds God and Enkidu was made from a goddess to counter act Gilgamesh. For example, in the beginning of the story Enkidu was raised in the wild and fought a hard battle against Gilgamesh because they were equal and lost. Another example would be when Gilgamesh decided to go travel and asked for additional help from the gods. His mother and Enkidu first tried to convince him not to go, but eventually they fell for it and Gilgamesh was granted additional strength. Section B #2 Hero’s can pop up in any form such strength intelligence but not all heroes of a story wear capes. A hero is considered

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