No matter who the ruler is at the time we can always feel suppressed. Gilgamesh was very strong but death was the only thing capable of putting fear in his eyes. Death was the ruler of Gilgamesh as the isolation of Marji's life had been. Gilgamesh was a tyrant but he was very much looked up to as a king and even viewed as a god by some. Marji had to deal with the islamic regime and was forced to live on her own which at first nearly felt like exile. In a way they both felt like outcast's which only kept them further away from their people.