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What theme (common to many epics and ancient works of literature) is BEST showcased by Humbaba’s plea for mercy and the consequences that Gilgamesh and Enkidu face afterwards?


Mercy should be granted to those who sincerely ask, and a failure to show mercy can result in one’s downfall.


Those who do not show mercy and exhibit extreme bravery are always rewarded.


Mercy is for the weak.


Physical strength is the mark of masculinity, and mercy is a sign of weakness.


Begging for mercy is a sign of promise and viewed as a laudable trait in heroes.

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