Gilgamesh Hubristic Attitude

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Gilgamesh was a man, a man of godly like completion, an attitude of arrogance and a disillusion to the reality of life. A man that could not find his moral principal, whom many people would say that he could also be considered as a self-centered tyrant. In this poem it is ironically concerning that even though he did hurt many people the one person he hurt the most was himself. With Gilgamesh’s hubristic attitude he negatively affects not only himself but everyone one around him and in the process killing his only friend. Gilgamesh this ungrateful god man, the king of Uruk which city lies between the rivers of Tigris and Euphrates, the rivers of the ancient Babylonia. His people can only see him as tight-fisted because of the ridiculousness…show more content…
Soon after Enkidu was abandon by nature, Gilgamesh had a dream. This King like individual had a dream about a star falling from the sky and had the attention of all the citizens of Uruk and Gilgamesh grew jealous of the star but was so week he couldn’t carry it away. Feeling uneasy about his dream he travels to his mother Ninsun to ask for guidance. Ninsun replies saying, “your equal is the star which fell, as if a sign from heaven has been sent which is too heavy but which you will try and lift and drive away, but fail.”(19) With this dream he disappoints himself in getting worked up over something he doesn’t know the future of. When Enkidu travels to Uruk everyone treasures him thinking that he might even be better then Gilgamesh. After theses two friendless men approach each other after Enkidu blokes Gilgamesh from the family house they quickly break into an uncontrollable strident fight but they soon realize that there strength is equal. The friendless men stop fighting and begin to laugh at their eagerness to want to fight each other and they instantaneously become best friends. With his new best friend Gilgamesh decides to go on a journey to kill the evil one Humbaba. Enkidu realizes that this is a bad idea because Humbaba lived in the Cider forest near where Enkidu lived all his life, so Ekidu knew it was dangerous.…show more content…
Gilgamesh soon realizes how much of an impact Enkidu had on him, Enkidu changed him and converted his identity. Gilgamesh never loved anyone as much as he loved Enkidu so he makes the decision to find the secret to immortality to help his friend come back to life. Gilgamesh sets out on a journey to find Urshanabi the one person who could give him the answers he was seeking. After a long strenuous journey he finds Urchanabi and Gilgamesh receives a plant, the plant of immortality, the one thing that could bring the air into his friends lungs ounce more. Gilgamesh started to travel back and he stopped beside a pool to drink and undress to let himself slip in and feel refreshed leaving the candid plant on the ground. A snake then smelled the sweetness of the plants and took it away. Gilgamesh admitted to himself that there was nothing else he could do to help his friend so begins traveling to Uruk in nothing but loneliness and anguish. Gilgamesh had the fear that his people would not share the same sadness and sorrow he felt about his friend. “When he entered the city and asked a blind man if he had ever heard the name Enkidu, and the old man shrugged and shook his head, then turned away” (91) This shows that because Gilgamesh was so hubristic everyone only knew of him and what he did and not what meant the most to him. Gilgamesh received all the attention and there was no

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