Family and power in the epic of gilgamesh and the complete persepolis.

King Gilgamesh and Enkidu have a bond that is almost inseparable from the time they met. It's almost as though they are "family." Enkidu, however is the wild man version of Gilgamesh. Although they are two separated bodies, they feel as though they complete each other and in many ways that is true. Shamhat is the reason they had met because she brings Enkidu to the town where Enkidu had ran into Gilgamesh.
The picture symbolizes the power in Gilgamesh because he is a big deal in his town and is not afraid of anyone or thing. He looks over his townspeople and is a great leader. He would do anything for his townsmen and when you combine Gilgamesh with Enkidu there is no stopping them. They are both powerful men that does not matter if sacrificing themselves costs their life.
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh is the King. Before Enkidu was created Gilgamesh was not such a great King, he was okay but horrible in his ways. He used to make the pre-wives have intercourse with him before they got married. But after Enkidu was created, Gilgamesh turned into the best king around.
This picture also portrays the theme of power because in the Epic of Gilgamesh both Gilgamesh and Enkidu in their own ways are powerful. Powerful whether it would be towards each other or towards others. They are essentially one person split into two, one being a wild man and the other a king of a town. The two bulls fighting are the two men trying to be their own person, living their own lives but but heads because they see each other as one. In the end only one of them lives after the fight, Gilgamesh lives while Enkidu dies.
In the Complete Persepolis family means everything. They are all head strong in what they believe in and they all stick together as one. They protest for the same rights and stand up for one another. They are the definition of close just like how close this family is in this picture. No matter where they are in the world, they are still in some type of contact with one another and continue to support each other.
The government in the Complete Persepolis had ordered females to wear the veil just like the woman in this photo is wearing. They were forced to do it regardless of what the females believed in. Marji's mother on the other hand was not having it and was shamed because of what she believed in. She was always against the government in some way, she did not believe that what they were doing was fair and had always protested against them.
In the Complete Persepolis the role of Marji's parents is huge. Especially her mother's role towards her. Marji followed her parents foot steps through everything. She wanted to protest along side of them. Her parents are radicals, they are not for what is very conservative, but do not force their interests onto Marji. They still tell her to respect authority, although they do not.
In the Complete Persepolis the protesters were in a way "slain" for saying what they believe in and believing in what they believe in. They were shot at during protests by the police because they were against what the government was telling them. The power that the government had in being able to attack the protesters was unreal.
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