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    They think that with making a difference or a change, they can gain meaning of life. For example, Gilgamesh and Enkidu set out to slay Humbaba for glory, and to make a name for themselves. Gilgamesh, wants a hero status, so his goal was to fight and kill Humbaba, to prove to the people that they should not be afraid of Humbaba and that the gods are able to disobey by mortals. “Establish for ever (a fame) that endures how Gilgamesh slew (furiously) humbaba.”- tablet 5. Here, Enkidu encouraged to kill humbaba to gain fame, and to make a mark on the world, which when achieving it, it leads to meaning of his life. "Erect an eternal monument proclaiming …how Gilgamesh killed Humbaba." Here Enkidu is also trying to convince Gilgamesh to kill Humbaba by saying that the deed will make him famous, and Gilgamesh ends up being known for Gilgamesh known for the lasting walls of…

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    affect him in some sort of way, one being the most effective on his power of him killing Humbaba. In this instance of Gilgamesh killing Humbaba, it left Gilgamesh with a sense of more power for himself, not leaving him in a situation of the grieving process for Humbaba that would affect him negatively. Even though Gilgamesh did not have a grieving process for Humbaba, he was still faced with death, leaving him in a situation that made him ponder death. Gilgamesh was told to kill Humbaba as it…

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    about others. Also, calm down him down from his anger and violent. This can be seen when Enkidu dies Gilgamesh said to him "Beloved, wait, don't leave me. Dearest of men, don't die, don't let them take you from me."(Stephen) For Enkidu the friendship was the main reason for his death because of the rush actions' of Gilgamesh like killing the monster Humbaba and The bull of heaven the gods cursed him and he dies. Eventually for the people of Uruk their friendship had a bad effect and good effect…

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    So when Gilgamesh decided that Humbaba would be his next victim, I found Enkidu’s response to be on par with his character traits. He first described the battle as “a journey which must not be made,” (II 275), warning Gilgamesh “his speech is fire, and his breath is death!/ Why do you desire to do this thing?/ An unwinnable battle is *Humbaba’s ambush!” (II Y111-115). Just as Enkidu predicted, not only was Humbaba a fierce competitor, but also a powerful and respected God of nature, and Enkidu’s…

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    Enkidu In Gilgamesh

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    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…

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    with Achilles, Agamemnon, as a stubborn person he is, still manages to ignite the fight. Gilgamesh, on the other hand, ignores the warning of his counselors about the danger of Humbaba. Even though Agamemnon and Gilgamesh share some traits, there are certain characteristic that separate the hero Gilgamesh from the king, Agamemnon. Firstly, Agamemnon doesn’t has the godlike strength of Gilgamesh. Therefore, while Gilgamesh usually fight alongside his comrades, Agamemnon does the job of rallying.…

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    being the strongest man on earth. He constructs extraordinary walls that surround the magnificent city of Uruk. He also builds a remarkable rampart and temples for the gods and goddesses. In the eyes of the people he is an exceptional king because he did all these things for the good of the people, but reality he did it to benefit himself. He wanted to demonstrate to the world that he is a hero, but to do so, he must accomplish numerous of heroic deeds. When the gods created Gilgamesh they gave…

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    realization that Gilgamesh is ⅔ god, they let him pass. Soon, Gilgamesh meets Uta-napishti, and is challenged to stay awake for six days and seven nights. Gilgamesh tries and fails. He cannot beat the natural power of sleep. Gilgamesh is eventually told about a plant that will restore his youth. Gilgamesh retrieves this plant and bathes in a pool of water, but because “of the plant’s fragrance, a snake caught scent, came up in silence, and bore the plant off.” (XI 305- 306) In this conflict of…

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    Campbell’s monomyth. The first stage is the Call to adventure, where the hero begins in a normal, and familiar place, and is in someway presented with an idea to head into the unknown. Campbell describes it as a, “place of strangely fluid and polymorphous beings, unimaginable torments, super human deeds, and impossible delight,” and later states that, “The adventure may begin as a mere blunder...” There are many hints to an upcoming call, such as Gilgamesh’s dreams, and the arrival of Enkidu,…

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    and not caring about their wives in the moment goes to show how some men could be pigs when it comes to objectifying women (which is a whole other argument that won 't be discussed). A second issue that is shown in both epics is the issue of dilemma and how it can affect lives if it isn 't settled. In Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh wants to kill the beast, Humbaba, but has an issue on his hands. He can either spare the beast, Humbaba, whom he has felt a sense of compassion for because he says…

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