Gilgamesh 's Epic Of Gilgamesh

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The story of Epic of Gilgamesh deals with different behaviors in Gilgamesh. Throughout the story Gilgamesh behavior changes, he is portrayed as overbearing ruler, as a courageous and strong fighter to his peoples, and finally as a man who seems content with what he 's accomplished. Through all of these transitions, we see Gilgamesh 's attitude toward life change. The goals he has for his own life alter dramatically, and it is in these goals that we see Gilgamesh 's transition from being a shallow, ruthless ruler to being an introspective, content man.

In the beginning of the story Gilgamesh is described to be an overly aggressive ruler. People respect him, but they dislike Gilgamesh sexual and physical aggression, so they called to the gods to lighten their burden with Gilgamesh. The gods created an equal to have control over him and to also keep him in line, so they send Enkidu. Enkidu has an immediate impact on Gilgamesh, these two never met before. And they both did not hit it off right with each other. They basically had a brawl with each other. The gods gave Gilgamesh a real battle to deal with, Enkidu instantly changes Gilgamesh behaviors throughout the story; Gilgamesh and Enkidu fighting with each other creates a serious mess, but they both end up without animosity toward the other. In having this equal this gives Gilgamesh to learn to have respect for him and another man around him. Gilgamesh and Enkidu behavior with each other is how human in today society act,…
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