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  • Mary And Gawain
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    Women, Courtly Love and the Creation Myth in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a great epic written in fourteenth century Europe by the Pearl poet, emphasizes the opposition of Christian love to Courtly love in the 13th century through the dilemma of Sir Gawain, one of the great knights of the Arthurian round table. By examining the women in the poem, Gawain's dilemma becomes a metaphor for the contrast of these two distinct types of love. The poem looks upon the V...
  • Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Test of One Knight's Chivalric Attributes Loyalty, courage, honor, purity, and courtesy are all attributes of a knight that displays chivalry. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is truly a story of the test of these attributes. In order to have a true test of these attributes, there must first be a knight worthy of being tested, meaning that the knight must possess chivalric attributes to begin with. Sir Gawain is self admittedly not the best knight around. He says ...
  • Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
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    Christian Values in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Thesis Statement: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight shows the struggle between a good Christian man against the temptations of this world. I. Taking a Stands. Worthiness B. Sir Gawain stands. Trial overcome II. Staying True. Three temptations. Three hunts. Repentance A. A promise kept. Confession of sin Christian Values in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Symbolism is used throughout literature to give deeper meaning to a variety of literary works...
  • Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
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    During the 14th century, chivalry was in a decline due to drastic social and economic changes. Feudalism along with chivalry will fall for many reasons, but the author of Gawain blames the fall on the loss of religious values within the knights. The author uses women in the story as the main instrument to reinforce feudalism, for example: Lady Bertilak and The Virgin Mary are used to contrast the good and evil that a knight has to face; courtly and spiritual love. With this, women are weakening ...
  • Lady Approaches Gawain
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    Animalistic Characters In Medieval Times Essay, ResearchAnimalistic Characters In Medieval Times The many temptations of life bring people to act differently through personality changes. The characters in Sir Gawain the Green Knight change their personalities through temptation. Through the Christmas time, Bertilak, king of the castle, decides to go hunting. While he is hunting, his wife is hunting or seducing Gawain. Men tempted with sex by women often act with certain animalistic instincts; in...

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