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“[Gilgamesh and Enkidu] charged at Humbaba like two wild bulls” (Mitchell 124).

This signals a moment of transformation for Gilgamesh and Enkidu because

A

bulls were sacred in Mesopotamian culture; referring to both men as bulls proves their worthiness and heroism at this point in the epic.

B

until this point in the epic, Gilgamesh has been compared to a bull — hard-headed, combative, and brutish. Now Enkidu, often symbolized as a docile antelope, has assimilated Gilgamesh’s traits.

C

this quotation proves their unwavering bravery.

D

this simile illustrates both men's stubbornness and indicates their transformation into wild beings.

E

it highlights the progression of both characters from meek individuals to brave warriors.

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