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Read the following lines from Book V when Gilgamesh faces Humbaba.

"Two boats lashed together will never sink. A three-ply rope is not easily broken." (Mitchell 122).

What is the significance of these lines in relation to Gilgamesh and Enkidu’s relationship in the epic?


These lines signify the craftiness of both characters and their ability to build boats with their own two hands.


These lines are a symbol of the journey that Gilgamesh and Enkidu have had together.


This recurring motif reinforces Gilgamesh and Enkidu's friendship and confidence in each other.


These lines indicate the newly romantic relationship the two characters share.


These lines foreshadow the importance of friendship and the fact that Gilgamesh and Enkidu will remain together forever in the epic.

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