Enkidu And Gilgamesh Relationship Essay

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You can observe many relationships in the Epic of Gilgamesh, but the relationship between Enkidu, and Gilgamesh is most certainly the heart of the epic poem. We never know what a good thing is or what a bad thing is in life while it’s happening rather until hindsight. Gilgamesh is portrayed as a very powerful, self-confident man. He’s two thirds divine, and one third human. Prior to meeting Enkidu, Gilgamesh had his own ways of doing things. Enkidu a beast/man, lived in the woods was uncivilized. Enkidu, and Gilgamesh first encounter actually ended up in a fight. During said fight Gilgamesh turns to realize a significant amount flaws he has. Both equally strong feel the need to unite their strengths, and weaknesses. He learns a lot from Enkidu, while Gilgamesh teaches Enkidu his civilized ways. The result of the fight obviously ended on a good note, considering they became the best of friends. The fight between Enkidu, and Gilgamesh portrays the cliché “Your worst enemy could be your best friend.” During the epic Gilgamesh made it clear that Enkidu is not his best friend, but a brother to him. They sought off on Journeys, together they were unstoppable. When Gilgamesh had doubts on journeys Enkidu was there to encourage him otherwise. Gilgamesh wanted to face off Humbaba even after Enkidu told…show more content…
Such intensity, and physically involved that many questions were raised whether or not they were heterosexuals. Throughout the Epic they did many romantic gestures with one another that would lead you to believe they were in fact in a romantic relationship, but there’s definitely more evidence saying otherwise. They’re bromance, is what I like to refer to their relationship. This story is ancient after all, there for the romantic gestures could have been normal, but in our modern day society we interpret it in the homosexual

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