Gilgamesh, The Epic Of Gilgamesh Essay

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In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the God plays a powerful indirect role and interfere with the lives of human. Mesopotamian deities required human to worship and praise them. In return, God is supposed to stabilize their surrounding and to provide them a good fortune. There are many examples throughout the epic text of God trying to control life in a certain way. Gilgamesh is two-thirds god and one-third human and plays the role of being king of the city Uruk. Gilgamesh is very powerful and is not afraid of anyone or anything. Aruru, the Goddess of Creation creates Enkidu, who is supposed to be equal to Gilgamesh because people of the community complain about Gilgamesh, the ruler for not treating them well. Enkidu is the only many who can challenge Gilgamesh. God creating Enkidu to balance out with Gilgamesh is an example of indirectly interfering in the lives of the humans to help them.
Gilgamesh and Enkidu killed many animals during their adventure together. They killed the bull from heaven, lion at the mountain, and last but not least Humbaba, the monster in the forest. The gods were really angry with Enkidu and Gilgamesh and wanted one of them must die. Since Gilgamesh is the king, then Enkidu will be the chosen one. God has the power to create Enkidu in the first place, and has the power to make him died in the end. Enkidu turns very ill and suffer for twelve more days then dies.
God has some special qualities display in the Epic of Gilgamesh. One of the qualities is that God…

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