Epic Of Gilgamesh Research Paper

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In the Epic of Gilgamesh, we are introduced to a man who is two-thirds god and one-third man, whose name is Gilgamesh and his inseparable companion, his friend, his brother, Enkidu, a ½ human ½ god. Gilgamesh’s main purpose is to cheat death and gain immortality. In the process of trying to gain immortality, Gilgamesh and Enkidu kill two Godly beings. Due to that, the Gods declared that one had to die, therefore they killed Enkidu. It was the first time Gilgamesh has had to face death, and it caused him to fear it even more, making his journey way more important than it was before. Hoping to learn the secret of immortality, he makes a long and difficult journey in search of Utnapishtim, the one human being who has acquired it. Utnapishtim

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