Gilgamesh Essay, Research Paper
Although Gilgamesh was physically perfect and two thirds god, in actuality he is
not all that different from any other human. Just like most of us, Gilgamesh had
insecurities, doubts, and fears. Additionally he had his flaws. The fact he had to
constantly prove himself as brave and strong through dangerous missions shows he
probably wasn?t as confident as he seemed. In the end, his fear of death consumes him
and makes him seem more human then ever before. One of his major flaws was his
arrogance. None of this makes Gilgamesh a bad man, just a normal one.
I could think of many people in my life that fits this description. The one that
stands out is my ex-boyfriend, Dave. When I first met Dave, I was first struck by his
looks. He was good-looking and had a built body. He looked like the type of guy that
wasn?t scared of anything. He appeared to be the most self-confident guy that I had ever
met. At first his act fooled me, but as time went by it became obvious that he too had
insecurities and fears. Dave would constantly pulled dumb stunts. For example, he would
play all type of games in the car, that would terrify me. The most memorable stunt having
to do with being in a parking lot. He started to drive around in circles, really fast, while I
was half hanging out of the car. There were many others involving major highways and
speeding and other cars that are just a blur to me. Somehow, Dave would always avoid
accidents and come off looking fearless in the eyes of others. I even saw him that way for
a long time. Now looking back and us just being friends now, I see how insecure he was
really was. Every time we were together he had to prove to me how tough, strong and
fearless he was, maybe not in such a dramatic way as mentioned above, but he always did
something. However, when it was time for us to talk seriously and openly, he did
everything to change the topic and get out of talking to me. In the end, that was what
split us apart. Dave was very afraid of letting anyone see who he really was, what he
thought, what he felt. Nobody was let in, not even his friends from elementary school.
Maybe, this is all in my head, but to me that shows that he is not as confident as he acts,
that he is very insecure about showing his real self.
It is really hard to tell a story of someone in just one or two pages. Dave?s life,
just like Gilgamesh?s or any other persons, could fill up pages and pages. I know I am not
a psychologist and I could be wrong about Dave, but this is how I see him. That doesn?t
make him any different than any other human on this earth. No matter who you are, how
important you are, how strong you are; everyone has their own fears and insecurities.
After all that is part of what makes us human.