Enkidu Vs Gilgamesh

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One thing that humans have that separates them from other animals is their consciousness. That is why in order to be civilized you must be able to share, feel, and embrace emotion. You have to be able to share ideas to communicate with the people around you. Being able to understand people and feel empathy towards them is what makes us civilized. Just like how Enkidu from Gilgamesh, learned how to love and the ways of human life. In the story Gilgamesh, Enkidu was born. At first he was inhuman and was a beast. He was hairy and walk on all four feet. He lives and eats with lions and he sleeps with gazelles. Obviously, he is not civilized. However, as the story continues Enkidu meets Shamhat who showed him the way of human life. Shamhat is a
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