Common Literary Themes

One specific theme that happens during the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Book of Job is that both heroes lose someone they love dearly. "May the brothers go into mourning over you like sisters; the lamentation priests, may their hair be shorn on your behalf."-Gilgamesh

"Naked I came from my mother's womb, naked I shall return there; the Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."-Job