They began their friendship by becoming real brothers through the blessings of the Gods. Gilgamesh later wanted his legacy to be remembered, so sought an adventure by himself and his new brother to go on a journey to fight and kill Humbaba . In the story it writes “kill Humbaba and cut his Cedarlet there be rejoicing all over the land ,and I will erect a monument of the victory (?) before you!"The... words of Gilgamesh, her son,grieving, Queen Ninsun heard over and over” (Gilgamesh).
Gilgamesh emerges triumphant but not by much, Enkidu praises Gilgamesh saying, “High over warriors you are exalted, to be king of the people Enlil made it your destiny” (George 16)! They immediately make well of the situation and become the best of friends because Enkidu felt as his equal. Throughout their entire friendship, Gilgamesh brings Enkidu along on his adventures, to fight and kill Humbaba as well as the Bull of Heaven. Their journeys together gave Enkidu a purpose, he came into civilization not knowing how it worked and then helped to protect
Aruru, the goddess of creation, favored Gilgamesh, but was forced to create a half man, half beast name Enkidu to satisfy the complaints of the elderly about Gilgamesh’s harsh treatments towards them. “Let her create a partner for Gilgamesh, mighty in strength, let then contend with each other, that Uruk may have peace” (Gilgamesh 60). At first, they were enemies, but after a long battle, they became friends with Enkidu tempering Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh and Enkidu received the wrath of the god, Ishtar, after they killed Humbaba and the Bull of Heaven. Odysseus asked for the favor and instructions from the gods by giving them sacrifices and trying to please them.
The society is also cooperative as the trapper’s son cooperates with the prostitute so that they can trick Enkidu and make him human. The trapper’s son also relates well with his father as he goes to him to seek for advice. Conclusively, the epic poem has shown the relationship between gods and human through the history that has been narrated. The humans have always had a fearful attitude towards their gods. King Gilgamesh, who has been the main character in the poem, has been used to describe the effects on mankind in the Gilgamesh tyrannical leadership in the ancient society and how they affected the society.
Enkidu was created to be Gilgamesh’s equal and his soul mate. ‘“You made him… now create his equal; let it be as like him as his own reflection, his second self, stormy heart for stormy heart’” (14). So the goddess of creation, Aruru “dipped her hands in water and pinched off clay, she let it fall in the wilderness” and created Enkidu (14). Before Gilgamesh had met Enkidu he loved him; ‘“… I bent down, deeply drawn towards… [Enkidu]… I loved it like a woman and wore it at my side”’ (16). Enkidu had “virtue in him” (14).
Before the coming of Enkidu, Gilgamesh was a man of great power. A being for which there was no equal match, Gilgamesh boasted about his overwhelming glory and power. However, his arrogance was accompanied with an extensive abuse of power, which pushed the city of Uruk into a state of rage. Still Gilgamesh felt no despair; he lived to display to others his majestic power. The first sign of a sincere change in Gilgamesh arises as a result of the birth of Enkidu.
This is a very arguable point. The great deed of killing Humbaba, makes him a better person because he protects his city. Although it could be argued that Gilgamesh kills Humbaba only to make a name for himself, this not the case. Gilgamesh does this because of his love for Enkidu and his people, he has changed from the beginning of the epic. The main factor contributing to the changes in Gilgamesh the love that develops with Enkidu.
It is your source of happiness and trust. The two main characters in The Chosen, Reuven and Danny, created true friendship toward each other even after the struggle they had between each other. Rahul and I, just like Reuven and Danny, had become best friends and will remain true friends for a long time. Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover had great respect for each other and were great friends despite their different political beliefs. True friends are hard to find, but it is said that a true friend is someone just like you.
A regular man who yes was strong, courageous, and just about unstoppable, but nonetheless he was a man. He had the desires of Man, he lusted after women, he arrogantly proved his strength and as a Man he allowed for his heart to be broken. Gilgamesh used his strength, his knowledge and being to prove to all of Uruk that he was the best. It was declared throughout Uruk that “[Gilgamesh’s] arrogance ha[d] no bounds by day or night. No son is left with his father; for Gilgamesh takes them all…His lust leaves no virgin to her lover” (Norton pg.
Nevertheless, his fate was sealed by his actions of pride and determination. His pride of conquering the Sphinx led him to the marriage of Jocasta, his mother. When avenging Jocasta’s previous husband, and his true father, King Laius’ death, he was blinded by his pride to the concept that perhaps he was the murderer. Not knowing the truth, he cursed himself to an “evil death-in-life of misery”. Of course at that time, Oedipus failed to realize his connections to Jocasta and Laius, but recognition of the truth would bring him to his eventual suffrage.