Read the point that is being made and the illustration that follows it. point: gilgamesh is a courageous leader. illustration: enkidu is frightened of humbaba and wants to turn back, but he tells gilgamesh, "you go into the dreadful forest, you kill humbaba and win the fame.” which explanation best connects this illustration to the point being made? enkidu also tells gilgamesh that he “will return now to great-walled uruk” and that all men will know he has been a coward. although enkidu fears for his own life, he is thoughtless and does not necessarily fear for the lives of others. enkidu is deeply fearful of humbaba, and he strongly believes that gilgamesh has the courage and ability to defeat humbaba alone. this proves that enkidu does not believe that anyone can defeat humbaba, even if he thinks gilgamesh should at least try.
Because Gilgamesh succeeds in such a challenging, frightening task, he proves himself to be notably strong and brave.
the answer is c
The correct answer is: Although Enkidu fears for his own life, he is thoughtless and does not necessarily fear for the lives of others.
In this illustration, Enkidu is represented as a selfish person, who is frightened of Humbaba and fears for his own life, without caring for the lives of others. Because of that, he says Gilgamesh he should go into the forest and kill Humbaba, just to make sure he will stay out of the forest and save his own life.
He doesn't think about Gilgamesh as a hero, although he knows Gilgamesh is a courageous leader, he doesn't think about Gilgamesh's win or success. Enkidu thinks Gilgamesh should fight against Humbaba alone and showing his selfishness by deciding to stay out of the wood, in order to save his life.