Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Friendship- Have Our Ideas Of A "Friend" Changed?
In the age of 5,000+ Facebook friends, have we lost our sense of friendship? The theme of friendship is in both the Iliad, and the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Achilles is fiercely loyal to his dead friend Patroclus; and Gilgamesh stands by Enkido in the gravest danger. Do I have any friends like that? Can I find them on Facebook? Reflect on modern ideas of friendship, and describe whether you think you are a true friend (Arete)?