Power plays an integral role in both novels. It is represented in various ways throughout each text. In "The Epic of Gilgamesh," power tends to be found more in a raw, physical sense, as well as in a spiritual manner. This text focuses on the strength both Enkidu and Gilgamesh exude, physically and verbally. In addition, the weight of dreams and the desires of the gods are also examined. In "The Complete Persepolis," power resides more in religion and one's sense of self. Throughout this piece of literature, Satrapi portrays the great influence religious and political oppression can have on society. She also stresses the power of self-confidence and being comfortable with oneself. Power can take many shapes and forms and can be hugely impactful on an individual’s life, as is demonstrated through both of these literary works.