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The Flaws of Gilgamesh

Although Gilgamesh was physically perfect and two thirds god, in actuality he is

not all that different from any other human. Just like most of us, Gilgamesh had

insecurities, doubts, and fears. Additionally he had his flaws. The fact he had to

constantly prove himself as brave and strong through dangerous missions shows he

probably wasn't as confident as he seemed. In the end, his fear of death consumes him

and makes him seem more human then ever before. One of his major flaws was his

arrogance. None of this makes Gilgamesh a bad man, just a normal one.

I could think of many people in my life that fits this description. The one that

stands out is my ex-boyfriend, Dave. When I first met Dave, I was first struck by his

looks. He was good-looking and had a built body. He looked like the type of guy that

wasn't scared of anything. He appeared to be the most self-confident guy that I had ever

met. At first his act fooled me, but as time went by it became obvious that he too had

insecurities and fears. Dave would constantly pulled dumb stunts. For example, he would

play all type of games in the car, that would terrify me. The most memorable stunt having

to do with being in a parking lot. He started to drive around in circles, really fast, while I

was half hanging out of the car. There were many others involving major highways and

speeding and other cars that are just a blur to me. Somehow, Dave would always avoid

accidents and come off looking fearless in the eyes of others. I even saw him that way for

a long time. Now looking back and us just being friends now, I see how insecure he was

really was. Every time we were together he had to prove to me how tough, strong and

fearless he was, maybe not in such a dramatic way as mentioned above, but he always did

something. However, when it was time for us to talk seriously and openly, he did

everything to c...

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