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What does Ishtar’s response to Gilgamesh’s insults say about her character?
Ishtar’s tears of shame and sorrow indicate her acceptance of her role as a woman in Mesopotamian culture.
Ishtar’s pleading with her father to send the Bull of Heaven in order to punish Gilgamesh showcases her childish and fickle nature.
Ishtar’s humble apology to Gilgamesh illustrates her submissive nature and remorse for her flirtatious advances.
Ishtar’s direct command for the Bull of Heaven to trample Gilgamesh is an indication of her combative and irate personality.
Ishtar’s decision to ignore Gilgamesh’s insults indicates her maturity and level-headedness.