To both Gilgamesh and Marji family is an important influence in their life. To each one family is valued in a different way. Despite these differences without their families each character wouldn’t have turned into the people they did if it wasn’t for their families. Gilgamesh only has one person in his life that effects who he is. Marji has many people who effect the way she is. Regardless of how many people they have influencing them each character needs the influence of their family to shape them. When each character is without the influence of family they are lost.