Gilgamesh’s first trek into humanity can be traced back to the one point that suggests him as someone who is much less the master of his fate than he presumes to be. He has not much control over his destiny despite being the King of Uruk and seemingly able to work his desires at the expense of his own subjects. Being two third divine and one third huma...
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... like the rest of the mortals.
Life that gods retain in their own keeping is not human life, for human life in reality depends on the passage of time and every possibility of death (Sandars 102). Gaining nothing but a journey full of spiritual knowledge and insights, Gilgamesh learns to internalize the meaning of life with a sense of control as he returns to Uruk. For he is only a two third divine and one third human; he agrees with human constraints, he accepts his destiny, and he is now ready to be King Gilgamesh, the respectable King of Uruk until the end of his mortality.
Sandars, N. K. The Epic of Gilgamesh: an English Version, with an Introduction.
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972. Print.
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