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  • Honorable Gawain
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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight In part four of this tale the theme that is advanced is chivalry, honor and human weakness. As Gawain goes to meet the Green Knight we get the feeling of dread by the authors description of the weather outside. It is bitterly cold and snowing. The wind is whipping around Gawain as he travels (115). The extreme weather reminds us that Gawain is going to face something just as ominous. As Gawain dresses for his meeting he binds his love token (the green girdle) twic...
  • Green Knight
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    Erin Kilkenny English Comp & Lit Cathy Seige l March 7, 2000 Sir Gawain Essay In literature, insights into characters, places, and events are often communicated to the reader by symbolic references within the text. This is the case in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In this Medieval romance, the colors and textures of fabrics and jewelry are used heavily by the poet not only as a descriptive tool, but also to give the reader information about the characters' personalities and roles within the s...
  • Green Knight Bestows Upon Sir Gawain
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    The author of the book Sir Gawain and the Green Knight teaches the reader many different things about facing challenges such as how they come and how they must be faced. Throughout the ballad there are numerous references to the challenges that Sir Gawain and the different ways that he must deal with them. The author shows that people have to face a challenge straight on. You cannot run away and hope that the problem will go away. One reason for this is that challenges, unless dealt with, will f...
  • Sir Gawain A Good Knight
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    Chivalry was a major quality that people wanted to live up to between the twelfth and fifteenth century. Chivalry meant that a person had to be brave, courteous, generous, gallant, show respect for women, and have excellent manners on a daily basis. Chivalry was a hard quality for people to accept and be able to perform on a daily basest, but it was still a quality that many people had a lot of respect for, and wanted to have. People even started writing short stories about chivalry, and the dif...
  • Tale Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
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    The tale Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a lively amusing tale that captivates the reader with colorful detail of adventurous challenges that Sir Gawain must overcome to remain an honorable Knight in the eyes of King Arthur, his relations, and peers. Most of all he must be able to offer a favorable account to himself free of dishonor in his own eyes remaining true to himself. The first display of the Knightly qualities that Sir Gawain possesses is when the Green Knight has voiced his challeng...
  • Gawain
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    The Noble Knight In the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the protagonist, Gawain, illustrates deep down nobility and honesty to himself and everyone that he comes in contact with. Gawain is a good man whose only crime is berating himself all too much, therefore making both statements about him somewhat true true. Like every human he makes mistakes and must grow from them, yet for Gawain, a flaw is not acceptable and he believes that one failure makes him a failure to humanity and the lord. ...

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