The Friendship Theme in The Epic of Gilgamesh
Role of Friendship in The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh, the first and most important epical writing of Mesopotamia, narrates the efforts of finding fame and immortality of Gilgamesh, the king of the city of Uruk, and the advancement of friendship between Gilgamesh and the steppe man, Enkidu. Fame and immortality were the aims of Gilgamesh but friendship was not. While trying to get immortality, he learnt what friendship is and the unnecessity of the other efforts.
The first friendship in the story is not the companionship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Enkidu was as a protector…
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