Comparing Gilgamesh, The Story Of Oedipus, And

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Name: Mohab Khaled ID: 900131222 Date: October 9, 14 Instructor: Tahia abdel Nasser Lately in our discussion in class on the diverse earliest myths of “Gilgamesh”, “The Story of Echo and Narcissus” and “The Story of Oedipus ” it was obvious that these two heroic figures myths have similar features and some degree of victory or resolution in common. Specially, the two myths share the themes of bravery, magnificence of glory, fulfillment of Fate, and the several forms of love. All these themes underwrote to the contemporary art and storytelling. The themes contribute the modern artists and storytellers, the strategies of humanism and the charges of an ideal person in a specific situation should be categorized with. This paper will discuss the several…show more content…
Before starting to talk about the relation between current and ancient arts theme-wise, the themes initially should be recognized and enlightened. “Gilgamesh” to begin with, the epic of Gilgamesh is considered to be the establishment of world literature because of the extensive variety of themes it embraces. The themes in Gilgamesh (as well as in Oedipus) are endless and widespread all over the world. Firstly, the theme of bravery in the epic is obvious everywhere in Gilgamesh’s actions. The epic begins with Gilgamesh and Enkidu assemble in a fight in which Gilgamesh wins, then the bravery of Gilgamesh is defined “ There is not another like you in the world. Ninsun, who is strong like a wild ox in the byre, she was the mother who bore you, and now you are raised above all men, and Enlil has given you kingship, for your strength surpass the strength of men” (Gilgamesh, 69). These were the words of Enkidu defining Gilgamesh the hero. Enkidu says how Gilgamesh has no competition between men, he is the most powerful, and gods promote him over all men in the

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