Freud and Mason: Religion and Freedom Theme
Themes such as religion and freedom are prevalent in both Gilgamesh by Herbert Mason and Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud. Throughout Gilgamesh the character Enkidu is portrayed as an easygoing creature who has an overwhelming sense of freedom in his everyday life. This is comparable to Freud's understanding of the "oceanic feeling" which is "a sensation of 'eternity', a feeling as of something limitless, unbounded…the
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them a feeling of security, which is religious and boundless at the same time.
In my opinion both these stories have strong religious implications if you look at them from such an angle. I decided when looking at these two stories to look at it from a religious standpoint and realized that most of these concepts are true of anyone. I know that from my own experience that love is a very intense pious feeling.