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Read the following lines from the end of Book VI when Gilgamesh and Enkidu return to Uruk as heroes after slaying the Bull of Heaven.

There was singing and feasting in the palace that night. Later, when the warriors were stretched out asleep, Enkidu had a terrifying dream. When he woke up, he said to Gilgamesh, "Dear friend, why are the great gods assembled?” (Mitchel 140).

What is the significance of Enkidu’s dreams?

A

These dreams foreshadow his death, which signifies the Mesopotamian belief that dreams foretold the future.

B

These dreams are a flashback to the gods’ assembly, when the people of Uruk cried for help against tyrannical Gilgamesh.

C

These dreams are a symbol of the friendship that Gilgamesh and Enkidu share when they gather together and achieve the unachievable.

D

These dreams allow Enkidu to express his fear, a character trait that does not change throughout the epic.

E

These dreams foreshadow the riches that will soon come to Enkidu because of how well he has protected Gilgamesh.

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