Similarities Between Gilgamesh And George Washington

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A Hero of All Times

In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh uses leadership, courage, bravery, his sense of being a warrior, and his ability to go on a long journey to cement his image as an epic hero for all times. Likewise, George Washington during the 18th century displayed many of these same traits when he helps the United States of America gain independence and freedom from the British. George Washington is a modern day hero to most Americans and Gilgamesh is an epic hero, that share many common traits such as strength and a powerful influence in their time and society. George Washington and Gilgamesh share many other common traits such as leadership, they both performed deeds that reflect values that were admired by the society, and enduring a long journey for their people.
George Washington and Gilgamesh are both very strong leaders of their people. Leadership means to guide and inspire the people of the society toward a direction in a way that will better the society as a whole. A leader will also
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Gilgamesh exhibits this when he approaches the man-scorpions at the gate. The following quote shows that Gilgamesh is very courageous: “At its gate the Scorpions stand guard, half and half dragon;their glory is terrifying, their tare strikes death into men, their shimmering halo sweeps the mountains that guard the rising sun. When Gilgamesh saw them, he shielded his eyes for the length of a moment only; then he took courage and approached” (Beers 26). Washington also performs similar deeds that reflect the values admired by his contemporary society, such as remaining loyal to the founding principles of this new nation of the United States of America. Washington was also a great warrior because he was a great military general who didn’t back down, even when confronted with the much larger military of the

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