Epic Of Gilgamesh Essay

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Gilgamesh The main character or hero from the book Gilgamesh is Gilgamesh himself. In the beginning of the book you are introduced to the king og Uruk, Gilgamesh. Immediately you see that he is extremely arrogant and abuses his rights as a king, for example, he demands that he sleeps with every bride before the husband. He worked his people like slaves with work like rebuilding Uruk’s walls then leaving them to rot. In Gilgamesh’s eyes there was no man equal to him. His people couldn’t stand him and were desperate for change. Then you are introduced to Enkidu, a beastly, undefined man covered in hair. Enkidu lives in the wild and was raised by animals. Enkidu is unaware of humans and civilized life. One day a hunter sees Enkidu and orders his son to go to Uruk and tell Gilgamesh to send a prostitute to sleep with Enkidu and lure him away from the animals. Eventually the prostitute convinced Enkidu to go to Uruk. They stayed at a shepard’s house. She bathed and shaved him and he was taught to live with people. The people of Uruk heard rumors of a manequal to that of their king. At this time Gilgamesh had been feeling depressed and alone. The wise Ninsun had told Gilgamesh that one day he would meet a man comparable to him and they would become great friends. One evening Enkidu stoped Gilgamesh from sleeping with a bride and it turned into a fight between

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