The Impulsive Behavior In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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Gilgamesh appears to be impulsive throughout “The Epic of Gilgamesh”. In the beginning pages of the story, he is a ruthless tyrant because “his human form [is] unable to contain the restless vigour of divinity” (38). A person who is restless can oftentimes make impulsive decisions and do impulsive things. Examples of this behavior surface through his actions as a tyrant. As king, Gilgamesh is quick to stop weddings, and take the bride as his own. Considering that the elders condemn him for doing so, it is clear Gilgamesh has no legitimate reason. He simply takes brides away because he can, and he wants to. Furthermore, the manner in which he interrupts weddings, alone and unarmed, exhibits his hasty decision making, Though most impulsive

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