Every day the city grows more hungry. Enkidu taunts Gilgamesh to come out and fight.

The people are beginning to starve. They call Gilgamesh a coward, and a failure as a king. Even if he survives, his reputation will be ruined.

Should Gilgamesh come out and fight? Or send out armies to fight him? Or find some way to make Enkidu enter the city, Gilgamesh's home turf? Or do something else?