Gilgamesh Essay

642 words - 3 pages

Dear Gilgamesh,
I am writing to you while I am on my deathbed. I need you to be more aware of life and quit making mistakes. First, I want to tell you how grateful I am to be blessed with such a wonderful friend. When the god Aruru talked about you before we met I felt so bad for you because you sounded feeling alone. I knew that the only thing you needed was a friend. Hey, we all need a friend to help us on our journey of life. That is exactly what I was there for. We stood by each other through everything. We made such a great team who could defeat anyone of our kind and even greater. Before we went out on our first adventure to defeat Humbaba you asked me to touch your heart. When I placed my hand on your heart I knew that we would be friends forever even when one passes ...view middle of the document...

You went against our beliefs. The way you treated Ishtar was improper. I am telling you this now because I have come to realization about life. I know that I have influenced you, but I do not want you to head down the road that I have. You can stop while you are ahead. I suppose this is why Anu is putting me to death. Don't you realize that he has taken the most precious thing away from you? You need to learn to accept my death as well as stop being so powerful and start to defend your city only when it is needed. When someone's pride gets in his or her way you tend to feel more powerful. You have already enjoyed that power and fame why don't you turn around from it and stop being heartless. Start helping people. I will tell you that death will be a lot easier with the more you leave behind. When I say more you leave behind, I don't mean how many people you kill. I mean the more family you leave behind, happiness, good deeds, and good reputation. You have your mother and your father. Remember when you told your mother that you were going to defeat Humbaba, she was a wreck and so concerned. That is your mother and you need to continue to be her son. If you want to have fame, be famous for helping the city of Uruk. Do as the gods tell you and stand by your beliefs. Do not blame anyone for all of your wrongdoing like I did. I am lucky to have met you and without the gods and the prostitute who seduced me, I would have never met you. Another thing I would like to mention to you is that you are mortal which means you have your dying day ahead of you. If you are full of sorrow over my death just remember we will be together again some day. I hope you read this letter before you make any more faults. Remember Gilgamesh I love you and wish I could give you a kiss right now, but we will again someday.
Sincerely yours

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