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What does Aruru's solution to the people's pleas about tyrannical Gilgamesh demonstrate about perceptions of justice in Mesopotamia?


Aruru creates a foil for Gilgamesh, which indicates that Mesopotamians believe the punishment should fit the crime.


Aruru and the other gods dismiss the cries of the people, indicating that the gods view justice as a triviality and as something that should be monitored by the Mesopotamians themselves.


Aruru punishes Gilgamesh by creating Enkidu. This shows that an "eye for an eye" is the predominant form of justice within the society.


Aruru creates an antagonist for Gilgamesh who can keep him in line because Mesopotamians believe that only gods have the power to right wrongs and create justice in society.


Aruru sends the Flood to punish Gilgamesh for his wrongdoings. This cruel sense of justice and finality for one's sins permeates the entire epic and society from which it originates.

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