What are the similarities and differences between Enkidu and Gilgamesh in The Epic of Gilgamesh?

The similarities between Enkidu and Gilgamesh in The Epic of Gilgamesh include their part-god, part-man construction and superhuman strength and bravery. Their differences include their make-up, with Gilgamesh being one-third man and two-thirds god, and Enkidu having been fashioned by the gods to provide Gilgamesh with a worthy adversary.

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With regard to similarities, Enkidu and Gilgamesh are both neither entirely human nor entirely God. Both are immensely strong, in both body and mind. When the two inevitably clash, when Enkidu bars Gilgamesh's way to the temple, an epic battle is fought, after which Enkidu acknowledges Gilgamesh's strength, leading to the two becoming great friends.

Both Gilgamesh and Enkidu are phenomenally brave. When Anu sends a monster bull to wreak destruction in Uruk, the two team up to destroy the monster, with Enkidu jumping on its back while Gilgamesh stabs it in the neck. Every emotion they feel seems to be on a grand scale, whether it is happiness or rage.

When it comes to differences, Gilgamesh and Enkidu are made of different elements. Gilgamesh, known as the most attractive, strongest, and wisest mortal, is only one-third man, and two-thirds a god. When the city's residents beg the gods for mercy from Gilgamesh, the god Anu brings about the creation of Enkidu, who is also a demigod, but his...

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