From the poem The Epic of Gilgamesh, make a list of 3-4 shortcomings/flaws of Gilgamesh and explain what impact they have on his life and others around him (if at all). How does the story deal with or explain these problems?
Then, in a new paragraph list at least 3 ways we deal with similar problems in contemporary life. This can be evidenced by TV or film characters, celebrities, people you know, or your own life. Please make the comparisons to Gilgamesh clear and provide ample detail to support your discussion.
In the final paragraph, explain how the people use coping strategies in contemporary life that resemble those used in Gilgamesh, or how they differ. Provide personal reflections on shortcomings, coping with human fallibility, and what it means to be heroic in spite of these human characteristics and flaws.
Should be 400 words.