Comparison And Contrast Of Two Relationship

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I never heard about Gilgamesh until a few weeks ago. In Reading The Epic of Gilgamesh, I've learned many things such as a transformation of a bad king into a good king, the love of friendship and how the death of Enkidu forced Gilgamesh to confront his morality. Reading about this epic has caused me to take a closer look at my life and redefine my priorities. However I digress, that this essay is not about me. This essay is about the comparison and contrast between two relationships. In the course of examining some correlations and differences between Gilgamesh and Enkidu’s relationship and Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson’s relationship, I hope that the readers will take into consideration that even though one relationship is a myth and the other being fiction, they both involve adventure and reflect how supportive each counterpart is of one another.
Adventure is one correlation that connects Gilgamesh and Enkidu's relationship to Holmes and Watson's relationship. Adventure can be defined as an exciting or unusual experience. An adventure usually involves risky undertaking. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh and Enkidu jeopardize their lives by traveling on a dangerous quest to the forbidden forest. The adventure of Gilgamesh and Enkidu relates to Holmes and Watson's because Holmes and Watson took on dangerous challenges in the course of their investigation.
Gilgamesh and Enkidu also relate to Holmes and Watson because they both have a supportive relationship. Having a caring relationship is important because it will eliminate or reduce the level of stress. Having someone to confide in will help one with decision making. Gilgamesh constantly confided in Enkidu and depended on him for comfort. During the journey to the Cider Forest, Gilgamesh became frighten because of his dream. He told the dream to Enkidu. Enkidu soothes Gilgamesh’s fear by interpreting the dream. Their relationship relates to Holmes and Watson’s relationship because Holmes often confided in Watson. The word “confide” can be define as to tell someone something that is secret or private to someone you trust. Watson would listen to Holmes because listening is an important...

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