Sir Gawain plays an important role in King Arthur's Court. In 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' he shows many characteristics of the code of chivalry such as characteristics as loyalty, honor and courtesy... In the poem, 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' Gawain received a test of his honor. In the midst of the New Year's celebration at King Arthur's Castle, a man of powerful size comes to challenge the Knights of the Round Table. This Green Knight comes to prove the honor and reputation of King Arthur's Court.

He had heard of their valiant deeds, their truthfulness, and of their masterful swordsmanship. The Green Knight considered their reputation as arrogant, and he came to piece their pride. Gawain held true to all the tests presented by the Green Knight such as agreeing to challenge the Green Knight to a game in which he will cut the head off of the Green Knight and let the favor be returned to him in a year and a day. Sir Gawain also failed to adhere the code of chivalry when he stayed with Berkilac (the castle lord). The lady of the castle continued to try and commit adultery with Sir Gawain by kissing on him and offering him sex. He liked the lady but could not do much with her because he would break the code.

She gave him a scarf to remember her by and he took it. He could not withstand the temptation of the magical scarf that would bring protection to the one wearing it. This was a test of his love for his life. This love of life was the true character of the knight.

In all they did, life was valued and cherished. In my opinion, I think Sir Gawain is honorable because even though he did not follow all the code of chivalry he tried his best. He is honorable because he stood up for what he believed in.