Did Gilgamesh Become Selfish

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“Gilgamesh went abroad in the world, but he met with none who could withstand his arms till be came to Uruk. But the men of Uruk muttered in their houses, ‘Gilgamesh sounds the tocsin for his amusement, his arrogance has no bounds by day or night.” As Gilgamesh first reached Uruk. The men of Uruk gossip and did not trust Gilgamesh. Even though The power of Gilgamesh could be a danger to Uruk, Gilgamesh had power and was wise because the gods made him two-thirds god and one-third man. With the power Gilgamesh had. The people of Uruk were frightened. First, Gilgamesh had power that he has received by the gods and goddesses.. “The gods heard their lament, the gods of heaven cried to the Lord of Uruk, to Anu the god of Uruk: ‘A goddess made him, strong as a savage bull, none can withstand his arms. No son is left with his father, for Gilgamesh takes them all; and is this the king, the shepherd of his people?” Gilgamesh received his power by the cries the gods heard. With the power Gilgamesh had received from the gods. He …show more content…

Gilgamesh abused his power of being king when the gods made him king. With the hate Gilgamesh received when he arrived in Uruk he was cruel at first when becoming a king. When he also first became king, he was full of lust. “His lust leaves no virgin to her lover, neither the warrior's daughter, nor the wife of the noble.” and he also wanted to get rid of them “Gilgamesh said, ‘Trapper, go back, take with you a harlot, a child of pleasure.” Indeed, while The power of Gilgamesh could be a danger to Uruk, Gilgamesh had gained his power because the gods made gilgamesh part god that gave him strength and intelligence. Since he was two-thirds god and the people of Uruk were frightened of him. The gods still chose Gilgamesh to be king and ruler of Uruk even though the people of Uruk were scared of Gilgamesh and had abused his power given by the

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