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.