two-thirds immortal and one-third mortal; however, he cannot accept his fate
that one day he too will die. The entire epic tells the story of Gilgamesh?s
life and searche for immortality. Through his many trials and tribulations,
epic Gilgamesh also shows he is emotionally unstable and immature. The author
believable character. The depth of Gilgamesh’s physical strength first appears
to the reader in the prologue. Gilgamesh is said to be "the man to whom all
things are known". The gods created him with great care giving him beauty
others, terrifying like a great wild bull". Furthermore, his beauty and
Gilgamesh keeps the city in disruption involving anyone he pleases in his
corrupt demands. He sleeps with all the virgins before they are married,
them. If Gilgamesh were a mature king, he would see no reason to show he is the
land justly. Even though Gilgamesh demonstrates great physical strength in
put to the test when Enkidu, his companion, dies. Gilgamesh wants everyone and
everything to mourn his death. He could not accept Enkidu’s death. "Seven
days and seven nights he wept for Enkidu, until the worm fastened on him".
His irrational actions prove Gilgamesh is emotionally unstable and immature.
Finally and most importantly, the main reason that Gilgamesh changes from the
angry with Gilgamesh and send down an equal of himself, they send down Enkidu.
arguable point comes up. Was Enkidu and Gilgamesh lovers? The answer is
obviously yes. What points in the book show this? They go to sleep holding
hands, Gilgamesh loves Enkidu like a women, and Gilgamesh goes almost insane
after the death of Enkidu. The point of Enkidu being a lover of Gilgamesh is
very important. It allows the reader to understand the reasoning of Gilgamesh
picture. Obviously he is the reason for all eventual changes in the personality.