Friendship is a very important subject and theme that I found throughout each of the pieces we were assigned to read. Our friends are essential in our lives. We constantly look to our friends for support and help when we encounter complications in our life. We need our friends, and I do not think we realize how much we need them until you are put in a situation where you do not have any friends available. In both of the pieces we have covered so far, our protagonists both were successful through friendships that they created. It was the bonds that Marjane Satrapi made with the people she encountered that helped her survive when she moved to Austria. It was Enkidu that saved Gilgamesh from being such a lonely, cruel ruler, and allowed him to become such a successful hero. You cannot take on the world by yourself. You need a network of friends and family to fall back on when you find yourself in a low time of your life.