Gilgamesh As An Epic Hero

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To begin an epic poem includes a strong warrior and leader which would be Gilgamesh himself, who demonstrates courage and takes risks . The narrator is the compelling confident speaker who tells us that Gilgamesh takes a long journey to fight Humbaba, and shows his triumph in battle. Furthermore Lord Shamash helps Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh is an epic hero because in Part 1 he takes on the long journey along with his friend Enkidu seems to be Gilgamesh's adviser. For example along the journey to the mountain Gilgamesh has what he believes are bad dreams but being the positive person Enkidu is who told Gilgamesh the dreams had a meaning to it and were good dreams, in other words they were signs the Gilgamesh will defeat Humaba. Another example would

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