Analysis Of ' The Epic Of Gilgamesh '

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Georgia Perimeter College

Epic of Gilgamesh

Jung M Gu
World Literature 129
Liam Madden

Jung Gu
Professor Liam Madden
World Literature
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The story about Gilgamesh is one of the earliest pieces of world literature dating back to the second millennium B.C.E. This story has been evolved gradually over a long span of a millennium, and has been enjoyed by many nations. The Epic of Gilgamesh teaches life lessons that apply to the past and present while revolving around the question of what it means to be human, and to experience the phenomenon of friendship, love, and death.
Notably, the thing about human life is that everyone desires friendship or to be simply not be alone. In the story of the epic of Gilgamesh talks about how friendship changed his whole life. Gilgamesh used to be a terrible ruler led by arrogance, and brutality of his people. He was overconsumed with power, therefore doing whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. It seemed that Gilgamesh grew bored of life, and had a deep hole in his heart as such something was missing from his life. One day Gilgamesh told his mother “I want a friend for my own counselor, for my own Counselor do I want a friend” (Foster 106). He needed someone to confide in as well as talk too about his plans and future. Gilgamesh had everything in his life from riches to power, but it seemed like the thing he craved more than success was someone to take the journey beside him. In a…
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