Would our lives be better if we didn’t have to work to pay the bills? What if all we had to worry about was food, and sleep? Would that make us truly happy? In the story of Gilgamesh, we are introduced to a man who could answer those questions from a personal perspective, his name is Enkidu. When we are introduced to Enkidu, he is living with the beasts. Enkidu was raised by animals and had never been in a civilized situation. This man really was a beast.
Being raised in the wild would have its definite benefits. To be free to do what you want, whenever you want, could often come in handy. It would probably be a little more physically demanding than our soft civilized lives. But along with that we would be forced to stay in shape, so that’s not such a bad thing after all. Being raised in the wild you wouldn’t know what you were missing, so life would be just great.
As the story goes, he is civilized to help defeat the Great Gilgamesh. When the time comes for their fight, the crowd is quite disappointed to find that instead of hating each other, they had become best friends. Gilgamesh