The Desirable Friendship - The Desirable Friendship Gilgamesh the inspiring hero in The Epic of Gilgamesh can be described as perfect Words used to

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The Desirable Friendship Gilgamesh, the inspiring hero in The Epic of Gilgamesh, can be described as perfect. Words used to describe Gilgamesh in the epic are beauty, strength, and restlessness. Gilgamesh believed because of his power he took advantage of his people and did whatever he desired. Gilgamesh is described as two parts god and one part man. He was arrogant, aggressive, and domineering. However, when he meets Enkidu, things changed, I believe everyone needs a friend in this world, and Gilgamesh found a real friend who was Enkidu. Friendship is an important theme in The Epic of Gilgamesh and this is best represented by the bond of Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Also, it showed the reasons of Gilgamesh's grief to why he tried to do the impossible just so his friend Enkidu could come back to life. Enkidu was raised in the forest and the only thing he knew was the animals, but things changed when he met Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh and Enkidu met when Shamat the harlot seduced Enkidu and convinced Enkidu to leave the forest to go into the city of Uruk to meet Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh began having dreams of a man, which was Enkidu. Gilgamesh did not know who he was yet he still had the strong attraction towards Enkidu even before meeting him. Nissan tells Gilgamesh, “…when you see him you will be glad; you will love him as a woman and he will never forsaken you. This is the meaning of the dream.” (page 66). Ninsun interpretation of the

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