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The Heroic Similarities Of Beowulf And Gilgamesh

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In my essay I will be breaking down the meaning of a hero according to the literature text. The two heroic figures that I will be using to describe the meaning of what a true hero is will be protagonists Beowulf and Gilgamesh. Each Individual has their own ways of becoming a rememberable hero. One theme in both stories is their unmatched physical abilities and skills. Beowulf and Gilgamesh show heroic characteristics throughout the two stories. No hero is just like the next hero, but Gilgamesh and Beowulf have similar stories that portray their heroic characteristics.
In my opinion a hero is an individual person or protagonist of a specific literary work who, in the face of risk, withstand adversity through feats of ingenuity, strength and courage, finds himself sacrificing their particular concerns for a greater reason. Although the definition of a hero has gradually changed throughout the times. , my belief is that a hero should always have these characteristics and more. Dedication is a trait that should be in all heroes. Beowulf and Gilgamesh go beyond means proving that each hero is a carrier of this trait. For instance when Gilgamesh friend Enkidu passes away, he sets out a journey to discover Utnapistim and the answers to immortality. During any point of his journey Gilgamesh could’ve threw in the towel when it started to become
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Looking at the comparisons, differences, character inspiration and the usage of great symbolism these are what truly makes the two stories great. One major comparison is that Beowulf and Gilgamesh both wanted to achieve a rememberable reputation as glorious heroes for eternity. They both tend to believe that they have to do mind-blowing and risky things in order to be successful. Beowulf and Gilgamesh were both in a position of high honor and
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