The Epic of Gilgamesh Essay | "Beowulf" and "Gilgamesh" Comparison

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"Beowulf" and "Gilgamesh" Comparison

Summary: Essay is a comparison of "Beowulf" as translated by Sheamus Heanny and "Gilgamesh" by anonymous. The essay describes the hero, the journey, and any supernatural being and side kick encountered.
Gilgamesh was set in ancient Mesopotamia which is where many books of the Bible took place. Beowulf took place in a Germanic society during the era of the Vikings and codes of honor. A warrior culture, much like today where they went into battle at the drop of a hat. Beowulf was finally written when Christianity was growing in popularity and but its influence in the epic. Beowulf, as translated by Sheamus Heanny, and Gilgamesh, by annonymous, are two works that started out as oral traditions that were interpreted by many people before finally being written down. Both works contain aspects of like that still hold meaning to people today, and neither work seems to be superior to the other.

Strong historical points of formations of cultures and civilizations along with passing down moral standards and edicts to live by in society play parts in these...

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