The Hero's Journey In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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The epic poem “Epic of Gilgamesh” is about a hero’s journey. First, one should know that Gilgamesh was once a selfish king that ruled over Uruk. When his best friend Enkidu dies, he realizes that he is mortal, so he goes on a journey to look for immortality (Sandars). In my opinion, heroes should always show loyalty and show respect to all classes of people. If the hero doesn’t show respect in the beginning, he will grow and will later on show much more respect. Furthermore, heroes should not be selfish or mean to other people (Sandars). Therefore, the hero’s journey teaches us the lesson that excessive pride is bad because it shows how imperious Gilgamesh and Enkidu are. But, after their journey, heroes often realize that they should become
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