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    The Role of Enkidu

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    legendary hero. While it is effortless to attribute the missing characteristics of the story to the translation, the events of the story suggest that Mason's translation could have been more extensive. In lieu of the suggestion, Mason incorporates Enkidu into his translation of Gilgamesh to build the characteristics of a legendary hero, Gilgamesh. His efforts to accomplish the building of Gilgamesh as a hero appear in the beginning and end of events in Gilgamesh's story. The epic begins with a description

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    The Friendship of Gilgamesh and Enkidu

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    of Uruk, Gilgamesh. The story depicts the short lived friendship of Gilgamesh and Enkidu. The story begins as Shamat the harlot seduces Enkidu and convinces him to go to the city of Uruk and meet Gilgamesh. From that moment on, the two were very close. They planned a trip to the forest of cedars to defeat the monster known as Humbaba so that Gilgamesh could show his power to the citizens of Uruk. However, Enkidu tried “vainly to dissuade” (18) Gilgamesh in going to the forest. Despite Enkidu’s

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    Friendship Between Gilgamesh and Enkidu In this Greek poem, the friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu seems to be the ancient version of what the the modern world calls “bromance” today. Gilgamesh was seen as a wild and strong man to the people in the village. This became a bother to people who lives in the village and seeked for some help. In order to tame a person like Gilgamesh, the Goddess Aruru molded a clay figure to help tame Gilgamesh, and thus, Enkidu was created. The two friends feeds

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    Gilgamesh, without Enkidu, is like fire without oxygen. Enkidu is needed by Gilgamesh in order to flourish; not being able to survive long without his sidekick. Both men were created, by the God’s, for each other. They were built to be together and work off each other’s strengths, being able to accomplish great things together. Without Godly intervention, the two may have gone unmatched and never met their other half. The question is: would the story, The Epic of Gilgamesh, have the same outcome

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    Gilgamesh and Enkidu both are on a quest for a better sense of self, as illustrated in The Epic of Gilgamesh. Both, however, must give up an aspect of their identity that is vital to who they are. For Gilgamesh, his attitude towards other people is the most important change that he experiences. For Enkidu, his entrance into the wilderness is his most life-shaking change. Both heroes of the story must go through radical change in order to gain a higher sense of freedom, both loosing an important part

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    of the civilized life (think about Enkidu)? The losses and gains of this civilized life can be shown in both Enkidu and Gilgamesh’s experiences. Enkidu first loses his own innocence. Shamhat sexual actions towards him take the purity that he once had and soils it. He also loses his own connection with nature and the wildlife. After the interaction with Shamhat Enkidu is shunned by forest creatures and he is not accept back into their group (Jackson Pg. 9). Enkidu losses are small to what he gains

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    Gilgamesh and Enkidu in the Epic Poem of Gilgamesh In this paper, I seek to explore the identities and relationships between Gilgamesh and Enkidu in the epic poem of Gilgamesh, up through Enkidu’s death. I will explore the gender identity of each independently and then in relation to each other, and how their gender identity influences that relationship. I will also explore other aspects of their identity and how they came to their identities as well, through theories such as social conditioning

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    The Characters Gilgamesh and Enkidu in the Epic of Gilgamesh "Aruru molded out of clay in the image and 'of the essence of Anu', the sky god, and of Ninurta the war god named Enkidu" (pantheon.org/articles/e/enkidu.html). "His whole body was shaggy with hair, he was furnished with tresses like a woman, his locks of hair grew like grain. Enkidu was the bull-man (a human with horns, tail, and rear hooves of a bull). In the Akkadian Gilgamesh Epic, Enkidu is said to have lived with gazelles and

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    Gilgamesh and Enkidu Character Building Plot

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    Gilgamesh and Enkidu Character Building Plot Gilgamesh and Enkidu: Character Building Plot The creation of an intriguing plot must involve at least one major character whose own actions and external interactions dictate his or her development. External interactions between round characters, static characters, and environmental or supernatural activities, within the plot affect the decisions of the major character, providing the foundation for the story line to proceed. These decisions also

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    The characters of Enkidu, Medea, and Othello all have something in common. They are different. They can all be described as barbarians. Enkidu would be considered a barbarian because the character is a wild person. Medea is a barbarian because she is from Colchis, which was a place considered by the Greeks to be the edge of the earth and the land of barbarians. Othello is a barbarian because he is a racial and cultural outsider in Venice. In all three works, their differentness is integral

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