appearances can be decieving

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving "The Monument" from Elizabeth is a reflection of the character Gilgamesh in The Epic of Gilgamesh. At first glance they both appear to be perfect and immortal. It is not until we take a closer look do we see their flaws and imperfections. The appearances are important in these two works. The way the viewer describes the monument is similar to the way a viewer would describe Gilgamesh. Both subjects are …

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…is detested because it is unpainted and cracked. However, the weariness of the monument gives us the sense of realism. We can relate to it because we know what it is like to be worn out. Its faults allow us to appreciate it. We should all follow the saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover," because if we do, we will always be deceived by appearances. Things may not always be, as it seems.