Transformation is an overlying theme in both the Epic of Gilgamesh, and the Complete Persepolis. In both books, it can be seen how the stories protagonists embark on these journeys of trying to overcome obstacles and truly find themselves. The circumstances, and choices they make in their lives ultimately spark a transformation with in each character. These transformations are represented physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Transformation is very important when displayed in stories. It not only affects the characters but everyone around them. Changing oneself can alter perceptions of others, so in a sense it is as if other characters experience their own transformation. The art pieces displayed truly can reflect and exemplify the metamorphoses seen throughout both texts. I feel each artist in their own way portrayed some kind of transformation beautifully. Both Gilgamesh and Persepolis show the struggles of a journey and the ups and downs that life brings. The transformations they both endure are some times difficult to accept but they better them both leading them to a greater understanding of themselves.