Relationships: Enkidu And Gilgamesh

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A relationship is the connection between people, based on their personality. Anytime relationships are integral parts of life for people, because be in social is very important for human nature. In the relationships people can find supporting, friendship, love and etc. that help to enrich themselves in different ways. Relationships can be good or bad, it depends on people, but in every case human gets valuable experience that does our inner world more diverse. It allows people to improve soul’s qualities, such as: kindness, angriness, envy, love, hatred. In the case of Enkidu and Gilgamesh, friendship becomes more complex concept. There is strong bond between them, that looks like love. It is not about sexual relationships. In event of Enkidu…show more content…
They can be expressed in various circumstances. For instance: in many films, books and cartoons the main character can be embarrassed and he cannot decide something. So representatives of both side good and bad appear on his shoulders as angel and demon. So each of them says to main hero what to do. It means, the most people have different sides inside them that build personal human character. People can show the sides of their nature in different situations The same happens in the epic of Gilgamesh, he and Enkidu have the enemy Humbaba. In the main battle between they and Humbaba Enkidu says to Gilgamesh: “Dear friend, quickly, before another moment goes by, kill Humbaba, do not listen to his words, do not hesitate, slaughter him…” (p.39). These words are very similar to words, that people always say to themselves inside them. People meet with many difficulties in the life, and sometimes they need to fight with doubts and fears. At this moment, persons listen their inner voice, that directs and motivates them. In the battle Gilgamesh is unconfident and Enkidu persuades him. Therefore, Enkidu gives this supporting and confidence that is very needed for Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh and Enkidu are inner voices for each other, because Gilgamesh could never have killed Humbaba without Enkidu and Enkidu could never have killed too. They do this…show more content…
For example: the concepts of “death” and “life” are not able to exist without each other. The death is the lack of life, and the life is the lack of death. These definitions strongly relate to each other. They are in balance. It is like Yin and Yang, that shows two contrast semicircles. In the text Gilgamesh symbolizes dark part of circle and Enkidu is bright, but if we connect this parts, we will see, that dark semicircle complements bright side and bright semicircle complements dark side. So there is appearance of balance between them. Before the creation of Enkidu, Gilgamesh was very violent and angry ruler, that had not any feelings, but with appearance of Enkidu Gilgamesh becomes more peaceful and more sensitive. After the death of Enkidu, Gilgamesh loses his second piece of his soul. Therefore, Gilgamesh is in deep sorrow and the death scares him. In the text Gilgamesh says: “Dear friend, dear brother. I cannot kill Humbaba alone. Please stay here with me. Stand at my side…” (p.35). These lines mean that while they were together Gilgamesh felt himself entire, but without Enkidu the fright of death shows that Enkidu is important supporting and addition for Gilgamesh. It does existence of Gilgamesh without Enkidu
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