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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…show more content…
This was a new chapter of a great friendship, Gilgamesh began to amend his self-centered ways. Nevertheless, he shared with Enkidu the luxuries of kindness. Setting aside his great pride and power, Gilgamesh had opened a place in his heart, and in his extravagant life, for his beloved brother.
In addition, friendship exhibited the reasons of Gilgamesh’s grief and why he tried to do the impossible just so his friend, Enkidu, could resurrect to life. It also showed how loyal friends could be to each other. Enkidu only knew the animals while Gilgamesh, who did know about humans, was an arrogant king that had never treated anyone with equal rights. Both men knew that their friendship would work out when the goddess Ninsun, said, “It will be a person, she continued speaking in her somber monotone, a companion who is your equal. In strength, a person loyal to a friend, who will not forsake you and whom you will never wish to leave. Gilgamesh was quiet at this interpretation of his dream” (p. 1). Ninsun was true, and the bond between Gilgamesh and Enkidu was one of great loyalty and trust.
Similarly, the development of friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu was very shocking. As soon as they met each other, they began to fight. This occurrence would have steered people to think that their companionship would not have evolved and that they would be enemies. As the story progresses, we learn that this is demonstrated incorrectly by their
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