Comparing Story Of The Great Flood And The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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Death by Water Death by water is horrible, but that is exactly how thousands of people died in two incredible stories of a flood. Two well-written stories are (“A Legend of the Great Flood”), and (“The Story of the flood”) (from the Epic of Gilgamesh.) In the aboriginal myth, all animals in Australia were dying because of a severe drought caused by an enormous frog. The frog had drunk all the water available, and now the animals that were still alive had to figure out a way of getting the water back in order to survive. Now in (“The Story of the Flood”), gods are enraged at all the noise humans are making and need a way to stop it, so a flood was the only way to solve their problem. Both stories are quite spectacular with various things in common, but yet different, this makes these stories legendary and unforgettable.…show more content…
Both stories have a big problem that has to be fixed, and includes water either as the solution or the problem. The narrator in The Aboriginal myth states, “All the water had left the rippling creeks, and deep, sill waterholes” (“The Legend of the Great Flood”). This shows that both texts have a problem which involves water and needs to be fixed. Likewise, From The Epic of Gilgamesh, “The Story of the Flood”, Enlil tells the gods in council “The uproar of mankind is intolerable and sleep is no longer possible” (25). This proves both stories had similar problems although they were completely different

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