Epic of Gilgamesh

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Superman, Iron Man, Green Arrow, Thor, Captain America, and Batman are all examples of our societies current Hero’s, many of which have superhuman abilities but not all. Even in our scientifically advanced society these characters and their stories still capture our imagination, inspire, teach and analyze the values of our culture. It is no surprise that one of the oldest written stories known is just that – a hero’s epic that imparts values and inspires greatness. The Epic of Gilgamesh, among other aspects, looks at the relationship between that of nature and culture. There is a central theme throughout this epic of culture and nature clashing; however, this author proposes that the epic is not so much about nature verses culture as it is about the balance of nature and culture. The Following sections will look at Epic of Gilgamesh and the Levi-Straussean analysis of the myth to support the authors view. Every story has characters and their roles reveal much about the meaning and values of the story; additionally, the role that they play can serve as a representation of different ...

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