Rivkah Klugar And Gilgamesh Comparison

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The portrayal of an individual moulded to befit the characterization of a hero of any sort, varies from story to story and personality to personality. Some narratives present the hero to exercise prowess and accept gravitas as a character trait. They partake in an extraordinary event that entertains the imagination of the reader. On the other hand, the concept of a hero setting off on a journey to attain something for self-benefit, undergoing complications and ultimately coming to realisation of self-worth, has become more common and acknowledged by the general audience; not only due to the reasons of the incidents being relatable but also because it triggers the emotional and mental understanding of the reader. The latter hero would…show more content…
Comparative to the words of Misra, Rivkah Klugar argues that a hero can, “be considered as the anticipation of a development of ego-consciousness, and what he goes through in the myth as an indication of the process of moving toward the wholeness which is implicit and innate in the psych…” (17). The similarity between these two writers could be seen through their depiction of the main concern of the hero. The expectation of an event that would reform or influence the hero’s mindset and conscience is the foundation of a hero. Falling under the classification of a ‘hero’, Gilgamesh impersonates all the necessary traits and conditions that are predicted by the…show more content…
The attributes of his character emphasize his egotistical behaviour and persona. His actions and words prove his tendency to consider himself superior and excusable for his despotism and maltreatment. To reiterate his tyrannical nature, Klugar further explains, “Gilgamesh is presented as a king who oppresses his people.” (28). This character of his is the reason behind the induction of his journey. Gilgamesh being a man of arrogance, lust and pride, was entitled to offend the people of Uruk, where he had arrived. Eventually, the people became disturbed and bothered by his behaviour and so the gods heard lamentation of the people, for which they decided to create his equal. At this point, Enkidu’s role is not of a friend, but works as an indication of Gilgamesh’s future worries and actions. Understanding the brief background of Gilgamesh, prior to any major junctures in his journey, one could relate his personality to that of Shakespeare’s tragic hero,

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