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Recall Enkidu’s responses to Gilgamesh’s dreams during their journey to the Cedar Forest. What is the significance of Enikidu’s interpretation of each dream?

A

Enkidu is ignorant and misinterprets the dreams due to his lack of intelligence.

B

As Gilgamesh's protector, Enkidu tries to placate the king’s fears by purposefully misinterpreting the nightmares as favorable dreams that foreshadow the hero’s success.

C

Due to Enkidu’s annoyance that Gilgamesh would not heed his warning about Humbaba, Enkidu agrees with Gilgamesh’s fears and says that the dreams foreshadow their demise.

D

Enkidu’s belief that the dreams foreshadow favorable outcomes highlights his constantly jovial and optimistic characterization throughout the epic.

E

Enkidu’s retelling of the nightmares into interpretations of favorable outcomes suggests his desire to sabotage and betray Gilgamesh by plotting the king’s death.

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