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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?

A

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

B

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

C

Mercy is for the weak.

D

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

E

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

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