1) Love is a major theme in the text. But what is the most important relationship in the story in your opinion- and why? Defend your answer. 2) What role do women play in the Epic of Gilgamesh? For example how would you characterize women like Ishtar Ninsun Shamhat or Aruru? How do these characters help advance any of the storys themes? Finally what do their portrayals suggest about the status of women in this ancient culture? 3) The fear of mortality is a dominant theme in the epic. How does the character of Gilgamesh grapple with his fear of mortality? Does Gilgameshs attitudes on this topic change over the course of the story? If so how and why? Submit your main response to the discussion forum prompt on or before the required date/time by clicking the ˜ ˜ link. Your main response should be substantive addressing each required part of the forum prompt. Your main response should be at least 150 words.