Similarities Between Gilgamesh And Raymana Valmiki

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In any society known to man there is one item that makes the people of the society as a whole. That item is culture. Culture is the leading force that brings societies together, but also pulls them apart. In The Epic of Gilgamesh and in the Raymana Valmiki, you have two men who are part god and are also heroes who were chosen as leaders, but because of their cultures they have different beliefs which causes personnel situation for them to be handled differently. Gilgamesh was the king of ancient Uruk, where he was great in strength, but weak in morals. “Gilgamesh would leave no son to his father and would leave no girl to her mother” (The Epic of Gilgamesh 39). Gilgamesh was a selfish and an arrogant ruler. He did not care that he was hurting his people, but his people did care and wanted a stop to his horrific ways; so they called to Aruru, the creator of the human the race. They commanded her to “create a partner for Gilgamesh, mighty in strength, let them contend with each other, that Uruk may have peace” (The Epic of Gilgamesh 40). That partner was Enkidu. Enkidu was indeed the answer because in life his companionship taught Gilgamesh how to love and care for others and in death taught him how to accept life and death.…show more content…
He wanted to have eternal life, he did not want to die like his great friend he wanted to live on, be great and be remembered. What Gilgamesh did not understand at first was that life is all about a moral and spiritual journey that one take to reflect on themselves and change for the better, so when he finally do understands he says “one square mile of city, one square miles of gardens, one square mile of clay pits, a half of square mile of Ishtar’s dwelling, three and a half smiles is the measure of Uruk!”(The Epic of Gilgamesh 88). Gilgamesh had what he always wanted he just needed a lesson on how to keep and treat what he

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