Character of Gilgamesh

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Analysis of the Character of Gilgamesh In the epic of Gilgamesh, there are many complex characters. Every character involved in the story has there own personality and traits. The main character in the novel is Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh is a character that is very self-confident. He feels that he is superior to others, due to the fact that he is two-thirds god, and one-third man. This arrogance leads to his being cruel at the beginning of …

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…man. He shows great loyalty to Gilgamesh, helping him fight against various animals. They fight Hubbub and the bull of Heaven together, defeating them both. Enkidu also is supportive of Gilgamesh. When Gilgamesh fears fighting Hubbub Enkidu says, hurry up, step up to him, and do not let him go. Climb to the woods, [do not be afraid] a (tablet IV, column v, 43-44). Enkidu is very loyal and encouraging, supporting Gilgamesh through various situations.