Topics: Epic of Gilgamesh, Cedar Forest, Enkidu Pages: 3 (1068 words) Published: February 25, 2013


Name :Tembakazi
Surname : Joseph
Student no :3100310
Tutor : Mr Ernst Engelbrecht
Date Handed :28-03-2011

“Gilgamesh’s quest ,success or failure”
In the epic we have seen that Gilgamesh was strong , powerful and important among his people . Gilgamesh was regarded as great hero in the people of uruk because of his wisdom and braveness. Even though he was a ruler not all people of uruk were happy about his action as he was cruel among women. Gilgamesh had the quest where he was wanted to kill Humbaba and gain the eternal fame .This essay will discuss on how Gilgamesh’s quest shift from wanting the eternal fame to search for immortality. Arura created Enkidu to march with Gilgamesh , Enkidu was wild and powerful men like Gilgamesh he was created because people of Uruk were not happy with Gilgamesh oppression .Enkidu ended up ,unknowingly became his strength and motivation muse to seek a deeper understanding of his life , as well as the what is important for his kingdom and his people . Gilgamesh and Enkidu were equal in strength and status. Gilgamesh wanted to kill Humbaba he could not have done it alone so there was Enkidu who was the friend of Gilgamesh ,he was there to help Gilgamesh to kill Humbaba .even though Ekidu was there to help Gilgamesh but Enkidu was afraid to going to the cendar forest to kill Humbaba ,Enkidu knew that Humbaba was appointed by Enlil to guard the cedar forest and to even terrify all who approach the forest , even though Enkidu was afraid , Gilgamesh ancouraged him to go and kill Humbaba. Gilgamesh was the men who had the pride and he wanted his people to remember him for his actions. They took a...
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