GilgameshCLASSICS36.pdf - Classics 36 January 28 2016 1st Essay The Transformative Power of Love Although it was said \u201cwhen the gods created Gilgamesh

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Classics 36 January 28, 2016 1 st Essay: The Transformative Power of Love Although it was said, “when the gods created Gilgamesh they gave him a perfect body…endowed him with beauty…and courage, the great gods made his beauty perfect surpassing all others” 1 , the 5 th king of Uruk, in the Epic of Gilgamesh was far from perfect. Throughout the epic, the protagonists’ personal growth in becoming a benevolent human being and leader, parallels the transformation of the main character, Scrooge, from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In their respective storylines, Gilgamesh and Scrooge are faced with a series of life changing events that transform them from powerful and selfish individuals to compassionate beings. Much like Scrooge, who was wealthy businessman, Gilgamesh, was a revered warrior and an impressive builder whom erected magnificent walls and temples for his city and the gods. Gilgamesh’s flaw, however, was that he was a poor king and paid a high price for his greed and immoderation. Similar to, Scrooge, whom had accumulated a
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