The Epic Of Gilgamesh Literary Analysis

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“The Epic of Gilgamesh” by N.K. Sandars teaches the reader that the epic hero cycle is a heroic person’s journey throughout a piece of literature by illustrating concepts that fit into the series of events. For example, the article states, “Gilgamesh laments Enkidu’s death for seven days and nights… Then the grieving Gilgamesh leaves Uruk” (25) to demonstrate Gilgamesh’s call to adventure. The call to adventure is a part of the epic hero cycle where a person is given a reason to set out on an expedition. In Gilgamesh’s case, he ventures out to find immortality after the somber death of Enkidu (X). To further exemplify the epic hero cycle, the article describes, “So at length Gilgamesh came to Mashu, the great mountains about which he had heard
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