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Gilgamesh’s response to Ishtar’s advances are meant to

A

shame her and make her feel unclean for being with so many men.

B

praise her sexual prowess and experience.

C

make her feel loved so that she and Gilgamesh can be together.

D

emphasize how desirable Gilgamesh finds her promiscuity.

E

showcase the double standard surrounding male and female sexuality in Ancient Mesopotamia.

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