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shelby nunn final myth - Shelby Nunn CLT 3378: Essay 2...

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Shelby Nunn CLT 3378: Essay 2 Professor Branscome Symbolism seen within The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Town On the surface, the movie The Town , produced and directed by Ben Affleck, is nothing more than your average thriller movie. After all, it follows unremorseful criminals in their cruel bank robberies, who find pleasure in stealing whatever they desire and getting off clean. It has all the key ingredients of a thriller movie: a defacto leader, suspenseful scenes, and the inevitable death of the hero’s “second self.” However, when we take a closer look at the plot and characters, the movie The Town , is full of people and ideas that are similar to those in the Epic of Gilgamesh. In the Epic of Gilgamesh , one can view Gilgamesh’s role in society parallel to that of Ben Affleck in The Town . Gilgamesh is the king of Uruk, and the strongest of all men. All of the power and authority of Uruk is belongs to the king; Gilgamesh. He is immensely strong, physically beautiful, and very wise. The town of Uruk views him as arrogant and chaotic. Gilgamesh feels that he has the authority to do anything with his power. This can be seen through many of his actions, such as raping the women of Uruk. The people of Uruk finally call for help from Anu, who creates Enkidu, an equal of Gilgamesh and ultimately his “second self.” Ben Affleck portrays many characteristics similar to those of Gilgamesh. Ben Affleck is the leader of destruction in the town of Charlestown. With his wise knowledge of bank robberies, Ben Affleck is able to outwit the FBI and take control of the town. Reminiscent of Gilgamesh’s raping women, Ben Affleck takes a woman hostage in one of the most memorable bank robberies in Charlestown. The people view Ben as ruthless and arrogant, but he is unstoppable; leaving no evidence behind in his crimes. Ben Affleck’s character in The Town, is strikingly similar to Gilglamesh: they are both physically attractive, exceptionally strong, and the wisest of their towns. Within
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Spring '06 term at University of Florida.

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