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  • Enkidu In Gilgamesh

    The entire character of Enkidu seems to be absorbed into the narrative of Gilgamesh. Enkidu was made for Gilgamesh, designed by the gods to pacify the untamed Gilgamesh wreaking havoc on Uruk. One can argue that Enkidu’s eventual death only further emphasizes his place in the Epic as a tool for the transformation of Gilgamesh rather than a separate fully formed character. Gilgamesh pulls Enkidu out of his place in nature, from his home where he is pure, and yet Enkidu is the one who brings humanity to Gilgamesh. However, in the process of civilizing Gilgamesh Enkidu is stripped of his humanity. Enkidu turns from a product of nature to a man willing to kill the creatures of his homeland and destroy the beautiful cedar forest. I read this not as a transformation of a beast into a man, but of an untarnished creature into a savage. It’s Gilgamesh who insists they kill Humbaba and its Gilgamesh who, through his own folly, gets Enkidu killed. The character of Enkidu thus serves no purpose, but to facilitate the evolution of…

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  • Analysis Of Gilgamesh's Call To Adventure By Joseph Campbell

    hearing this, Gilgamesh decides that they will both go to the forest and destroy the giant named Humbaba. The temporary refusal that is shown in this novel, is what happens next. Enkidu warns Gilgamesh of the fight he is about to enter, he exclaims that “…weakness overpowers whoever goes…

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  • The Destruction Of Enkidu's Death In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    Without the creation of Enkidu and the journey to the cedar forest Gilgamesh would have never realized his own mortality. Gilgamesh travels to find the old man Utanapishtim the only human being to be granted immortality by the gods. Gilgamesh finds the old man and asked how he became immortal. Utanapishtim tells him about the great flood and the ark he built. Similar to how Gilgamesh and Enkidu journeyed to the cedar forest to construct a cedar door, Utanapishtim also constructed a great arc…

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  • What Are The Qualities Of The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    to protect and expand city of Uruk’s economic strength. After Gilgamesh meets Enkidu, Gilgamesh decides to go fight Humbaba, despite Humbaba’s overwhelming strength. Gilgamesh says “In the Forest…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Gilgamesh As An Anti-Hero

    On the way to defeat Humbaba, Gilgamesh shows that he is not a hero because he lacks courage. Gilgamesh is all ready to defeat the Guardian of the Cedar Forest to better his name, but gets scared along the way. For example, every night of their journey, Gilgamesh has a bad dream and Enkidu must encourage him that the dream actually symbolizes that something good about to happen. Enkidu starts every conversation of encouragement with “Don’t worry, my friend”(Gilgamesh, 108). Another instance…

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  • Theme Of Love In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    As the King of Uruk, Gilgamesh is love as much as he is hated. He possess strength and power like no other. Thereby, from the day of his birth he is proclaimed king and must formidable. His arrogance led him to abuse his power becoming a tyrant in the eyes of his people, but among the chaos of his domain the sudden creation of his equal and the love that spurred between then alter the once hated king. Love become the force that motivates, inspires and creates a change in Gilgamesh. Love is…

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  • Theme Of Man Vs Nature In Gilgamesh

    among the animals. This transition is meant to praise civilization, portraying it conquering the wild in Enkidu. While Enkidu and Gilgamesh become friends, the conflict between man and nature is not resolved. Both characters still end up battling with internal man vs. wild conflicts along with external man vs. wild conflicts. This man vs. wild conflicts lead to the death of Enkidu and Gilgamesh’s crisis with mortality. For a while, man may beat the wild, but as the epic of Gilgamesh proves, the…

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  • Consequences Of Pride In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    on a journey for eternal life, and killing Humbaba. It is not coincidence that it is only when Enkidu arrives that Gilgamesh wants to make a journey to battle Humbaba. Gilgamesh claims to want to kill Humbaba because he is “something evil” (110), but one is lead to believe that Gilgamesh has some ulterior motive. Gilgamesh makes his true reason behind making the journey to Cedar Forest clear while he speaks to Enkidu, saying, “If I fall on the way, I’ll establish my name: / ‘Gilgamesh, who…

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  • The Creation Of Enkidu: Gilgamesh's Double

    more like who Gilgamesh is supposed to be than Gilgamesh was. This allows Enkidu to be an example to Gilgamesh as it also means Gilgamesh possessed what it took to become a hero. With Enkidu as his companion, Gilgamesh’s journey to becoming a hero started to unfold, his “restless heart desir[ing] to venture into the Cedar Forest” (Gilg., p.32). During the journey to Huwawa, Enkidu’s role as a double becomes clear. It was Enkidu “who [knew] the wilderness, and [knew] the way/to the Cedar Forest”…

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  • The Qualities Of Heroism In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    hero, Gilgamesh was looked upon as a dictator more than an actual hero. Gilgamesh did not trust others and sought to issues himself without assistance and through compassion he was able to gain trust of his people and was able to make more effective decisions. He learned this compassion from his comradery and relationship with Enkidu. The text showed this compassion in tablet III by stating, “who goes in front saves his companion, who knows the road protects his friend. Let Enkidu go before you,…

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