Something to note about Gundham’s last thoughts are that I looked up I will die twice and one of the first things that came up was this quote from Banksy,
“I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”
I think it’s been resaid a couple of times by loads of people so it’s not a new concept but I thought it was interesting because it means that as Gundham was dying he believed that his friends would remember him and that he wouldn’t be forgotten. So maybe all of that speil of immortality and creation of fantasy was actually because he was scared of being forgotten and wanted to make himself memorable. And after all his hard work to do that he finally got what he wanted in the end.