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Destiny is a persons inevitable or necessary fate The story of Gilgamesh translated by Stephen Mitchell follows the life of two-thirds divine and one-third human 71 Gilgamesh and the change he undergoes when meeting Enkidu a wild man raised by animals The two men who begin their journey as opposite personalities form an inseparable brotherly friendship It is not until the death of Enkidu when Gilgamesh fears his own death and searches for immortality In the epic of Gilgamesh the gods create and most importantly kill Enkidu so that Gilgamesh changes from divine to human The gods have a plan to transform Gilgamesh from an arrogant vain and unfeeling tyrant to a sensitive vulnerable and emotional human in response to the plea of Uruks people He is destined to experience death in some form so that he can change his godly self-image to one that resembles a human Watching him live an egotistical life in which the feelings of others mean nothing the gods believe Gilgamesh not only needs a foil to balance him out but that the foil Enkidu needs to die in order for a true transformation from the tyrant GilgameshBefore meeting Enkidu Gilgamesh lives in a divine stage Although he is not fully divine Gilgamesh disregards the third that is human and lives with no restraint He proves his belief that there is no creature that can ever match his strength when he says I alone rule supreme among mankind 72 This attitude of unending control and power over the city of Uruk strikes the gods as a flaw in Gilgameshs character when the people of his city plead Father do something quickly before the people overwhelm heaven with their heartrending cries 73 speaking to Anu the father of them all Anu sees a need for change in Gilgamesh which is why he calls out for Aruru to create a new hero so that Uruk has peace 74 This demand for the
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