Comparing The Hero's Journey And The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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Man and God's Relationship The Epic of Gilgamesh and In the Beginning have many similarities. Both incorporate the Hero’s Journey and three archetypes: character, situational, and symbolic. Both are about man's relationship with God(s), including man’s struggle with temptation, and the serpent as a symbol. Likewise, they share a common theme that man should not disobey the gods. The outcome when man disobeys the gods is always bad. Man should not try to be like the gods by disobeying them. Both stories have their own gods and protagonist who disobeyed the gods. The epic poem The Epic of Gilgamesh had a character named Enkidu who was the character who defied the gods and suffered a tragic consequence because of it. (Sanders). Similarly, the
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