Analysis Of ' The Epic Of Gilgamesh '

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In the very beginning in The Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh is a bully king who frightens and annoys the people of Uruk. After the gathering with Enkidu and becoming his friend does Gilgamesh transform, into a hero worthy of history. The brotherly or “bromantic” ( considering the questionable relationship they have) love the two have for each other helps Gilgamesh become an better leader to his people by permitting him to better understand and identify with them. Even though the myth of Gilgamesh is very ancient, friendship and death still have a contemporary significances as well as contemporary societal taboo that we as a society can’t comprehend and that involves their friendship that is often questionable by some. Considering the theme of death in the poem, friendship can also be observed not only as a part of life, but as a primal in order to make human beings existence meaningful.
Gilgamesh is a demigod that has no real companion of his own. It seems in the beginning of Tablet 1, the arrogant king believes he can surpass any man and get any woman that he desires. But, even a demi god needs a friend. The first sign of a genuine transformation in The Epic of Gilgamesh ascends as a result of the birth of Enkidu, whom was made by clay. At the beginning, a powerful connection developed between mother and son. The goddess Ninsun, the mother of Gilgamesh, said to him, “You will love him as a woman and he will never forsake you". Gilgamesh had finally met his equal, a comrade…
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