Similarities Between Gilgamesh And Enkidu

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This quote is said at the start and finish of the epic. Following the stories of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, the two character’s sagas move in arcs that perfectly contradiction and complement each other from one end of the book until the other, between the two versions of this quote. When this quote is mentioned at the end of the epic, Gilgamesh is speaking with Ur-shanabi, the boatman, after having spoken with Uta-napishti. The quote above is the last words spoken in the novel; ending there rather abruptly. There is another tablet 12 that refers to the story after Gilgamesh’s death as we wonders the land of the dead but is not considered “part” of the epic. However, when this quote is mentioned at the beginning of the text, it is described that

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