Gilgamesh As An Epic Hero

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Gilgamesh is an epic hero in the story Gilgamesh: A New English Version because he endured a long journey. A common trait that all epic heroes share is their long journey that they must travel in search of triumph, treasure etc. Some evidence for this is "At four hundred miles they stopped to eat, at a thousand miles they pitched their camp. They had traveled for just three days and nights, a six weeks’ journey for ordinary men." Ordinary people could never have traveled this length hence why they're epic. Another reason Gilgamesh is an epic hero is because he's a confident leader with good charisma. In one speech he was able to encourage his long time friend/partner to continue on his journey despite his fear. His friend even held faith in
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