Life In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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Long before modern technology existed, lives weren’t the same, a status of a king could be defined as a god, a man who conquers a civilization is a man who has everything. Gilgamesh is someone who has everything. He is the most powerful of all, the most intelligent, and he is a demigod. As the Epic of Gilgamesh unfolds, bear in mind that the story has been around for about 1500 years, yet the way of life show similarity to our world today. The book shows great relevance to today’s society. There are two biggest themes are friendship and definition of life. Before the journey began, Gilgamesh is a tyrant, and he is the most powerful and wise of all Uruk. Nobody can ever match his potential as he was a demigod. However, everything changes when Enkidu comes, Gilgamesh has to change his way of life and for that, the great story began. The first time Enkidu and Gilgamesh cross path end in a fight. They fight until Gilgamesh looks as if he has lost, Enkidu wants to prove that he is superior to Gilgamesh. “Gilgamesh knelt, one foot on the ground, his anger subsided, he broke off from the fight.” However, the fight turns into a friendship. “They kissed each other and formed a friendship.” Comparing to today’s era, friendship still has similar structure and it changes a person’s life in many ways possible. There are times where friends will fight. However, they will end up on good terms, and their bond is stronger than before. The decision is different depending on who one’s with
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