Gilgamesh Research Paper

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One of the earliest recorded epics in history is the Ancient epic of Gilgamesh. The story revolves around a King and his quest to become immortal. Upon the King of Uruk’s quest, he ultimately finds the opposite and parishes. However, the epic has so many important themes and motifs one can extract from the culture of the ancient world and their culture. The antagonist of the story, Gilgamesh, exhibits many characteristics of hero’s even today. Gilgamesh the novel originally was spoken and spread verbally, as all stories were in their time. Therefore, the story was altered to suit the story teller’s needs. The first groups to actually put this story into writing were the Sumerians. This is the same Sumerians that were rumored to invent writing.

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