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Through his decision to go to the Cedar Forest, readers can infer that Gilgamesh is motivated by


greed because of his desire for cedar so that he can sell it for profit.


glory because of his insistence on killing Humbaba and making a name for himself through his deeds.


fear because of his constant insistence to Enkidu that they return to Uruk.


arrogance because he constantly talks about wanting to defy the gods.


guilt because he feels bad that Humbaba has been tasked by the gods to protect the forest and wants to take the monster’s place as the guardian.

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