Relationships In Homer's The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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The Epic Of Gilgamesh

There are many different relationships based on love. Whether it’s a mother and her child or two best friends it's what makes us human. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, love is a prominent theme between two friends. The book shows the transition from evil tyrant to thankful man on the quest for enlightenment, and a wild man who believes to be an animal who gets tamed.. The story of gilgamesh is believed to be an epic poem from ancient mesopotamia, dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur (circa 2100 BC), it is often regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature. This tale is about the king in Uruk, named Gilgamesh who is ⅔ God ⅓ Human. Gilgamesh comes across as an arrogant, reckless king that makes his citizens feel threatened. The sky god, Anu orders the goddess Aruru to create the First Man, Enkidu, as a competitor to Gilgamesh, in an attempt to give him a friend, which will bring peace to his soul. At one point Enkidu is sentenced to death by the gods, which leaves Gilgamesh alone with his own destiny. This time he realizes that he has to explore his inner self and combat the eternal existential questions, in order to find new strength to
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A prominent one is the platonic and erotic friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu, two men put in each other's lives for the better. This directly relates to our world today but often people don't take the time to sit back and appreciate the people in their lives. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh grief and terror impel him onto a futile quest for immortality. Enkidu is made to be Gilgamesh’s twin by Anu, the goddess of creation. When Enkidu is first introduced he is a hairy wild man who lives in the wilderness with the animals. The two have a battle in the streets of Uruk causing them to become companions. Enkidu learn that he is no longer welcomed with the animal world and becomes a civilized man, all thanks to
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