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When Gilgamesh encounters Shiduri, the tavern keeper, she locks herself in the bar out of fear, and he responds, “‘Why did you lock yourself in? I want to enter now. If you don’t let me, I will smash your locks and break down your door’” (Mitchell 165).

Gilgamesh’s reaction shows that

A

he has not really changed at all and is still a combative, bull-headed, oppressive individual.

B

he is desperate for answers regarding his questions about death and immortality.

C

he is irrational and crazed after losing his best friend and counterpart Enkidu.

D

he is angry at the gods for cursing all humans with the ultimate fate of death.

E

he is being sarcastic and joking with the tavern keeper because he has had an epiphany.

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