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Upon hearing the elders' reservations about his quest to kill Humbaba, how does Gilgamesh respond, and what does this illustrate about his character at the beginning of his hero’s cycle?

A

Gilgamesh ignores the elders and leave Enkidu behind in Uruk, which illustrates Gilgamesh’s lack of trust in others.

B

Gilgamesh heeds the elders’ words and thanks them for their advice, which indicates his humble nature.

C

Gilgamesh petulantly laughs at the elders’ advice and continues to act childishly by taunting them and gloating about his strength.

D

Gilgamesh listens to the elders’ advice and stays in Uruk, which illustrates his cautious nature and respect for others.

E

Gilgamesh brazenly laughs and continues to coerce Enkidu to follow him, which illustrates his hubristic nature.

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