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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?

A

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

B

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

C

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

D

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

E

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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