Gilgamesh : The Epic Of Gilgamesh Essay

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Gilgamesh characterization The epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest epic that exists in our world. You can learn from this epic many things such as love is a motivating force, and that what motivated Gilgamesh to focus on other things all of this because of love and brotherhood. Not only that but also, this epic made me learn that death is inevitable. This essay will talk about Gilgamesh (the main character) and how his personality changes through different phases throughout the epic.
“The young men of Uruk he harries a without warrant, Gilgamesh lets no son go free to his father. By day and by night his tyranny grows harsher, Gilgamesh, [the guide of the teeming people]”(3). With all that being said Gilgamesh is the king of Uruk, he is a strong brave warrior and a fair judge. Gilgamesh went through three phases in this epic, the first phase he was this arrogant tyrannical two-third god and one-third human. He killed and watched his own people kill each other just for fun, raped whatever women he desires, whether she is a daughter, wife of a warrior, a daughter of a noble, and even brides on their wedding night which was suppose to be special with the one they love, but not according to Gilgamesh. “It is he who is shepherd of Uruk-the-sheepfold, [but Gilgamesh] lets no [daughter go free to her] mother. [The women voiced their [troubles to the goddesses,] [they brought their] complaint before [them:]”(3). The only thing that made him go to the next phase is Enkidu.
Enkidu is the…

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