Unformatted text preview: Gilgamesh was set in his ways, and was determined to kill Humbaba. Enkidu, on the other hand, is much different from Gilgamesh and Achilles. Enkidu is a softer warrior, one who battles when only forced with no other choice. He matches Gilgamesh in strength, brains and courage but obtains a little more wisdom and experience than that of Gilgamesh. Finally, Gilgamesh implies that the most important thing in life is glory, fame, excitement, and immortality towards his conversation with Shiduri because he has lived through so much. Achilles implies that glory, honor, and his own legend are more important than any other aspect of life. Enkidu, the wise one, believes that a life lived spending time with family and friends is the most precious gift life can offer. This may be because he was brought up without civilization and had to learn all human emotion all over again. He does not take life for granted as much as Achilles and Gilgamesh....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course ILS 203 taught by Professor Aylward during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Spring '08