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    Enkidu In Gilgamesh

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    Even more haunting is Enkidu, the character born of the wild who civilizes the brutish Gilgamesh and makes one wonder what it is to be human. Enkidu brings up some startlingly relevant points, not only about human nature, but about man’s relationship to nature. In the current global conversation about sustainability, climate change, and earth’s ever dwindling resources, it seems unfair not to point out Enkidu’s role in the epic. Enkidu represents a corruption of nature, a man who was once a pure and…

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    No man of such great strength and qualities should drink and live with animals. Although his time was short lived, Enkidu was better off as a civilized man than when he was in an animal state. Enkidu possessed a great strength of a God, which would not have been used to its great capacity if he has stayed as he were. The transition from animal to man was new, exciting and an out of body experience for Enkidu, that he would have never felt if he had continued to drink water with gazelles. Not…

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    The connection Gilgamesh and Enkidu have, two companions, is particularly important. The relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu is an exact replica of human brotherhood. From the beginning, Gilgamesh and Enkidu are seen as enemies, lovers, and friends, as the feelings they have for one another are rebust and passionate. The connection they have is particularly controversial because the relation they share is quite far from normal. It is the fitting together amongst the two gentlemen and the…

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    The epic Gilgamesh told the story of the friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Their friendship was strong enough to survive death. The transformation of Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the idea of death are what made them so close. Gilgamesh in the beginning of the story was a tyrant. His people hated him and yearned for someone new to take his place. His befriending of Enkidu is what changed him. Gilgamesh no longer acted like a tyrannical leader. With Enkidu, he was no longer alone and it was…

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    Gilgamesh & Enkidu The epic of Gilgamesh is about the story of the king and hero Gilgamesh who had a long journey to find a secret for immortality. However, one of the main themes in the story is the friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. The two men at the beginning they were enemies, but at the end of the story they become a friend. Their friendship was very strong as it can be seen when Enkidu dies Gilgamesh was in the great sorrow, and he tried hard to bring back Enkidu to life by offering…

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    Enkidu: Gilgamesh’s Double Who was Gilgamesh, really? While he may have been known to build Uruk and knew the most of all men know, his real character was not always like that. This is where Enkidu comes in. Enkidu, made to be Gilgamesh’s “double” (Gilg., p.5), pulls out the hero in Gilgamesh and leads him on the path to becoming a hero. Enkidu was the example of the hero Gilgamesh was to become and therefore acted as Gilgamesh’s double in that he represents Gilgamesh’s final state. To get…

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    result, the gods of heaven begged to the God of Uruk to create a man who was a reflection of Gilgamesh, therefore, Enkidu was created. Enkidu and Gilgamesh did not get along at the beginning, but soon after, they became friends. Enkidu did not only provide friendship for the hated King of Uruk, but he also changed him for the better. Because of Enkidu’s companionship, Gilgamesh went from being self-conceding to loving others, arrogant to modest, and came to realize he was…

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    Because both Gilgamesh and Enkidu are demigods, only part of them is godlike. In my interpretation, though Enkidu was created to be Gilgamesh 's equal, their godlike attributes juxtapose each other. Gilgamesh was partially God simply because of his physicality—his immense stature and strength. Enkidu, on the other hand, I considered godlike because of his natural intuition and connection with the natural world. Upon his creation, for example, the goddess Aruru molded him into existence as almost…

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    How does Enkidu represent the “other side” if Gilgamesh? Also, how is Gilgamesh changed as a result of Enkidu’s death. The Character Enkidu has a same characteristic as the Main Character Gilgamesh. Before it start Enkidu is the wild clay human which it created by the god. God create Enkidu to demolish the Gilgamesh because the Gilgamesh overpower the people and have rude behaviour to god so they decide to make a clay human to kill a Gilgamesh. After a tough fight Gilgamesh win the fight with…

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    of Gilgamesh presents a very unique dynamic in the central relationship of the epic between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Scholars have come to the understanding that that the relationship portrayed in this version is different from that found in earlier translations of the text, but Mason’s portrayal seems to represent the most honest image of the situation. Gilgamesh and Enkidu cannot fully be equals because Gilgamesh is seen first as a god-king and Enkidu is identified as his more human protector.…

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