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frailty Consider his last day; and let none Presume on his good fortune until he find Life, at his death, a memory without pain." What we see here is a

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a robber reach such a pitch of daring -- to kill a king? Unless there had been words -- and money -- passed between him and someone here in

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and antagonist truly represent; with that, it becomes quite simple to understand how the lead characters can so easily slip into the tragic state they eventually inhabit. Through their

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of a man but a poor king: he tyrannizes his people, exhausting men in combat and claiming the right to sleep with any woman before her marriage" (Sparknotes). While Gilgamesh

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shepherd of Uruk-Haven, is he the shepherd. ... bold, eminent, knowing, and wise! Gilgamesh does not leave a girl to her mother(?) The daughter of the warrior, the bride of