Review Of ' The Epic Of Gilgamesh ' Essay

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The Epic of Gilgamesh was a great book. Gilgamesh was an actual historical figure. He was a king who ruled the city of Uruk and is most likely responsible for building the walls of the city. Gilgamesh worked his people to death and pretty much took what he wanted from them. He took both men and women from their families and used them as he pleased. The people wanted peace so they would pray to the gods. The gods tell Anu, the goddess of creation, to create someone equal to Gilgamesh that could stand up to him and eventually save him. Anu creates a man named Enkidu, a wild man who lived in the wilderness with wild animals. One day Enkidu was spotted near a water hole by a trapper who was frightened by him. The trapper tells his father about him and his father suggests that the trapper go to the city of Uruk to see Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh tells him to take with him a harlot to seduce Enkidu. The trapper did as he was told. When he got back the harlot successfully seduced Enkidu. She then tells Enkidu about Gilgamesh and as soon as he hears of Gilgamesh he decided to meet him. On their journey to Uruk they stop at a shepherd camp and Enkidu discovers that Gilgamesh is scheduled to sleep with a bride on her wedding day before her husband can. When Enkidu discovers this he became outraged and wanted to stop Gilgamesh. He goes to Uruk to face Gilgamesh and failed. Gilgamesh and Enkidu are equal therefore they cannot kill each other. Gilgamesh’s encounter with Enkidu changed him.…

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