Gilgamesh thinks he has everything that he wants in life until the gods send down his true love, Enkidu. Before meeting Enkidu, Gilgamesh was having fun ruling his city in a very arrogant manner. For example, "Gilgamesh was a tyrant to his people" (15). He would push his people half to death working on building city walls and fortresses. He would go "into the marketplace to the family house to sleep with the virgins" (17). When Gilgamesh had the dream about a falling star he was dreaming about Enkidu coming into his life, forever changing it. When they finally met, after their initial dispute, they looked into each others eyes and saw themselves in each other. "In the silence of people they began to laugh and clutched each other in their breathless exaltation" (24). From there is when Gilgamesh knew what true love and happiness was, which would later allow him to contemplate death.
With having Enkidu in his life, Gilgamesh realizes the importance of caring for... [continues]
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