Gilgamesh Fear Of Death Analysis

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Gilgamesh wanted to escape death after witnessing the death of his best friend. He was afraid that he would be nothing more than a corpse. "Shall I not die too? Am I not like Enkidu? I have grown afraid of death so I roam the steppe." (Gilgamesh,93). Gilgamesh was affected deeply by Enkidu death, however he did not realize that if he were granted immortality he would constantly face the death of his loved ones and close friend, as he did with Enkidu. He would have to watch everyone around him die and he would still be living. His fear of death led him on a journey to find immortality but what he did not understand at the time is that death should not be feared; every living thing has to die.

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