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Dreams in Gilgamesh serve as


a way to warn and foreshadow Gilgamesh and Enkidu’s fate but are always retranslated by Enkidu to show a more favorable outcome.


a way to show the past lives of Gilgamesh and Enkidu and to break the chronological structure of the story.


a method of characterizing Enkidu, whom Gilagemesh does not really think about while he is awake.


a tool to characterize Gilgamesh based on his subconscious thinking.


a method to allow the narrator to speak to the audience about how the journey to the Cedar Forest is going so far.

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