Sunday, September 2, 2012

Reading Blog Gilgamesh: Tablets I, II, & III

Connect to another film:
I would describe the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu in this part of the book, as the relationship between Willis and Jerry in the movie "Enemy Mine". It is the same way in which two characters are fighting for power and the end they become friends. In "Enemy Mine" the Terrans (or people from Earth) and the Dracs (from Dracon) are fighting for more power over the universe, then Willis and Jerry are stranded on a planet and they have to live together in harmony or else they would go crazy for not seeing another face. They learn each others language and culture. This is similar to the relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu since they start fighting each other for control over Uruk and then they become almost brothers, since Gilgamesh's mother 'adopts' Enkidu. There is also a change in attitude in Gilgamesh since Enkidu makes him realize his mistakes.

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