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During his quest to find Utnapishtim and discover the secret of immortality, Gilgamesh meets Shiduri, who emphasizes the theme that
death is the great equalizer, which means that the life one lives is of no consequence.
life is meant to be lived and enjoyed.
immortality is achievable through performing good deeds.
death should be feared and should motivate people to live purely.
life should be lived in fear because there is nothing one can do to prevent death.