Theme Of Friendship In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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The Epic of Gilgamesh is a story of how two best friends are brought together to balance each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The story focuses on the main theme friendship and the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. In the epic, the theme of friendship is the core to the story. The powerful friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu is one of the most important factors from beginning to end of the story. At the beginning of the epic, Gilgamesh is a civilized character of excessive pride. He thinks he can do anything and does not acknowledge the possibility of death. He thinks that if he dies doing something extravagant, that people will remember him forever, and to Gilgamesh, this is the equivalent to living forever. However, when Enkidu …show more content…
One in particular, my best friend Megan, has been my primary advocate and closest friend for the past fourteen years. Like the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Megan and I are opposites but at the same time balance each other well. Our personalities are very different. Megan is a homebody, she lives for helping people in any way that she can, loves hugs and physical contact with her friends. To me, she is like a sister, but also acts as sort of a mother figure when I am away from my own. She has always supported me in my victories and knows just what to say during my struggles. Megan is the person that knows me best and I would say that she is definitely my other half. In contrast to her character, I am an adventurer. I thrive on my independence and goal to make a name for myself. I have never been a “touchy-feely” person and I like my space at times. Although Megan and I are different in countless ways, our differences balance each other out. In addition to our dissimilarities, we do have a lot in common. Most of our morals and ethics parallel each other and we are able to communicate with each other without having to say a single word. Since we have been friends for over thirteen years, it has become easy for us to know what the other is thinking without having to actually talk. We have learned each other’s gestures, facial expressions and other body languages to understand and communicate together. These things are important to our relationship and we have grown increasingly closer over the years. We are now roommates in college and things could not be better between us. My friendship with Megan

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