The Battle Of Gilgamesh And The Story Of My Brother And I As Alike

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Roughly about 10 years ago, I had a traumatic experience happen in my life. My brother Jef at the age of 19 passed away due to a rare cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. This cancer was also located in a very rare place, his pelvic area. Ewing’s Sarcoma is a bone marrow eating cancer, which causes the individual to become more susceptible to diseases, viruses, and different infections as well as deteriorating his bones. My brother Jef fought the cancer very bravely going through several different surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy and nothing worked. Unfortunately, because the cancer is so rare he was practically patient zero and the doctors were doing everything they could to try and save him. In the end he passed away at home shouting his final words of “Screw you cancer! If I die you’re going with me.” He was fairly dramatic in life and now that I look back, I can see that the story of Gilgamesh and the story of my brother and I as alike.
In the story of Gilgamesh, Enkidu was turned away from nature, because of this he set out to find Gilgamesh and kill him. Upon finding him, he and Gilgamesh fought, but in the end, Gilgamesh won and offered a hand in friendship for Enkidu and accepted him for who he was. I compare this to my brother and I, not that we fought a lot, but for the fact that when we did “fight” we used our words and not our fists, considering I was 9 years younger than he was. But when we did call each other names it was more fun than anything. We would call…

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