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What is significant about Ishtar’s initial actions towards Gilgamesh?

A

Her actions show a strong female presence in the epic and point out the sexual double standard between men and women in Mesopotamian culture.

B

Her actions reinforce the patriarchy and the submissive female stereotype that is present in many stories of ancient culture.

C

Her actions reveal her cowardice when she shows that she is too fearful to approach Gilgamesh.

D

Her actions reveal her strong character when she shuns Gilgamesh’s proclamations of love to her.

E

Her actions portray her as a bitter character when she thinks that Gilgamesh likes Enkidu more than her.

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