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The Eternal Values of Brotherhood

Summary: One of the most important underlying themes in Gilgamesh is the legacy that is filled after the death of the companion. Gilgamesh and Enkidu share this bond of devotion. The archetype is shared by the 1994 movie Forrest Gump; in it the title character feels the same sort of devotion to his companion Bubba, this compels him to live the dream that his friend wanted but never had.
"`How can I rest, how can I be at peace? Despair is in my heart. What my brother is now, that shall I be when I am dead. Because I am afraid of death, I will go as best I can to find Utnapishtim whom they call the Faraway.'" After lamenting for the death of Enkidu, the mythical hero Gilgamesh searches for immortality. When Enkidu dies from Ishtar's curse, Gilgamesh feels an obligation to his deceased friend and he realizes the brevity of his own life; so he journeys to a treacherous and distant land to find the secret for everlasting life. One of the most important underlying themes in Gilgamesh is the legacy that is filled after the death of the companion. This archetype is seen in countless other works of fiction--both classic and contemporary. The archetype is shared by the 1994 movie Forrest...

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