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Gilgamesh: Man's First Story - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Bernarda Bryson Shahn
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Chapter 4 Summary

As Harim leads Enkidu into Uruk, he is besieged by curious onlookers. However, there is an important event taking place in the city that day that eclipses even the entry of the wild man. At the Temple of Ishtar, the citizens of Uruk will finally choose a bride for their king, Gilgamesh.

Harim and Enkidu proceed to the temple where the young priestess leaves Enkidu at the gate in order that she might adorn herself for the upcoming ceremony. The anticipated battle between the King and the savage takes place at that selfsame gate when Gilgamesh attempts to enter and Enkidu blocks his path.

Though the citizens are appalled and the King attempts to push aside the haughty savage, Enkidu stands firm. A tremendous confrontation ensues.

Though Enkidu eventually forces Gilgamesh into a position of vulnerability, he refuses to slay such a worthy opponent and thereafter the...

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