Gilgamesh Strengths

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Undeniable Strength for an Undeniable Community Many early works of literature include a heroic figure that has a certain sense of dedication to their community. This obligation is featured in the texts The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey and Aristotle. Each novel promotes a strong relationship between the main character or the hero and the place they call home. There is a consistent undeniable bond between the attachment of the protagonist in the novels and their dedication to their community because of the rich textual evidence that is established in each work of literature. Although the characters level of devotion varies in the three novels, it is still noted that each text has an inevitable relationship that further assists in solidifying the belief that the sense of obligation is apparent. Gilgamesh grows under the impression that his life is meaningless and furthermore feels extremely lonely due to his lack of friendships. He has a passion that correlates back to his hometown however, in the beginning of the novel he longs to capture the essence of a true friend. After the encounter with his new friend Enkidu, Gilgamesh feels responsible for taking advantage of his strength to save and prosper his kingdom. “He marches at the rear, defender of his comrades. Mighty floodwall protector of his troops, furious flood-wave smashing walls of…show more content…
Odysseus has left his town and the first few pages of the text are spent deliberating the day of his return. All of the townspeople are concerned and desire his presence to be back with them. “The seasons rolled by, and the year came in which the gods spun the thread for Odysseus to return home to Ithaca.” (Puchner 332-622) Textual evidence provides great support in the argument that Odysseus has an overwhelming desire to protect his community and prosper his

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