The Modern Definition Of Gilgamesh As A Hero

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Heroes are people who conquer all evil, do the impossible, and help everyone but oneself. Throughout time what one considered a hero has changed, the modern definition of a hero is a typically a man, who is admired as a result of his/her courage, achievements, or braveness. However, back when The Epic of Gilgamesh was written, a hero was someone godlike with courage, and ability to do selfless acts. Based on this definition, it is clear that Gilgamesh strives to be a hero. Not only does he conquer evil and battle monsters, he also does the impossible and obtains new knowledge of death. Some might establish Gilgamesh as a hero because of his bravery or how he ruled his people. Others might say he was arrogant and not fit to rule. Gilgamesh

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