Pride in Gilgamesh and the odyssey
Pride within "Gilgamesh"
Another example of Gilgamesh's pride is when Ishtar shows interest in him he pays no attention to her if he is so much better than her. He says "The food and drink of the gods? I have nothing to give her who lacks nothing at all. You are the door through which the cold gets in. You are the fire that goes out. You are the pitch that sticks to the hands of the one who carries the bucket. You are the house that falls down. You are the shoe that pinches the foot of the wearer. The ill-made wall that buckles when time has gone by. The leaky water skin soaking the water skin carrier."
Gilgamesh vs Bull
This picture shows Gilgamesh when he defeats the Bull
Gilgamesh vs Enkidu
Gilgamesh must show that he is the best, so when Enkidu is shown to be as strong he must show that he can beat Enkidu for his pride
Pride shown in "The Odyssey"
Another example is when he was disguised as a peasant. He gets really mad when another man touches him because Odysseus see's himself as better and the peasant man is not worthy enough to touch Odysseus. The Odyssey says "recklessly he lashed out with his heel to the hip, but failed to knock him out of the pathway, for Odysseus stood it, unshaken, while he pondered within him whether to go for him with his cudgel, and take the life from him or pick him up like a jug and break his head on the ground. Yet still he stood it, and kept it all inside him"