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Gilgamesh's Quest or Journey

In relation to the Epic of Gilgamesh:

How was his journey important to the story?

Why does Gilgamesh go on this journey? How is the journey response to an external or internal event, or is it a response to a challenge? A loss? A temptation?

What obstacles did Gilgamesh encounter and what lessons does he learn from these encounters?

How was his journey emotional, physical and spiritual?

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Please note that these brainstorming notes can take the form of several questions due to textual overlap.

1. How was his journey important to the story?

Gilgamesh's quest (or journey) is highly essential to the overall plot of the piece because it reinforces how he grows and transforms as both a leader and man. It also is vital since it directly aligns with the genre as an epic to expose how his physical, emotional, social, and spiritual encounters empower and define him.

It seems also like a journey for him to recognize his own limitations, mature, and also comprehend that he cannot secure eternal life on Earth.

2. Why does Gilgamesh go on this journey? How is the journey response to an external or internal event, or is it a response to a challenge? A loss? A temptation?

Based on his stubborn fortitude to prove himself as a warrior, he is like a fictional Napoleon of sorts since ...

Solution Summary

Gilgamesh's quest (or journey) is briefly explicated.

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