Powerful But Not Immortal
The Epic of Gilgamesh still touches people profoundly even after many centuries because it is about issues that are common to all people throughout history - the anguish of death for all human beings. For example, Gilgamesh, the protagonist of The Epic of Gilgamesh, and King Thanh Cat Dai Tu Han (the famous King of China in early 400 B.C.) had tried many ways to find a solution for having everlasting
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his fear of death served as a good example for "There is no permanence. Do we build a house to stand for ever, do we seal a contract to hold for all time? Do brothers divide an inheritance to keep for ever, does the flood-time of rivers endure?" (Gilgamesh, 36) The lives of Gilgamesh and Thanh Cat Dai Tu Han would not be last forever, so seeking immortality was just the dream of the two kings.