Achilles Vs Gilgamesh

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The Epic of Gilgamesh is an old story about a man who loved and lost a friend to death. This is also in the Iliad; friendship and the loss of someone close to them is a motivating force and important part in both epics. Both Achilles and Gilgamesh lost their friends, Patroclus and Enkidu, through selfish decisions they made. When the two heroes lost their soul mates they are victims of despair which cannot be reduced by any distractions including women. Both Achilles and Gilgamesh expresses despair at the death of their friends through fury and frustration. Not only do they face the death of close friends they seek glory and immortality when fighting others. After losing their friends Gilgamesh and Achilles became wild and uncivilized. They

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