Examples Of Religious Allegories In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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Sean Yankocy Ms. Aldana British Literature 9 December 2017 Religious Allegories in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, written by Pearl Poet, begins with The knights of the round table during christmas, when a knight dressed in all green confronts the men. He proposes they play a game, that King Arthur shall deliver a single blow from an axe. In return, a year later he shall find the Green Knight and he will deliver to Arthur the same blow. However, Sir gawain decides to deliver the blow for the King, so that he can save his life. Sir Gawain continues to decapitate the Green Knight, resulting in the still alive Green Knight to become angry at Gawain. The story continues to follow Gawain's quest to find the Green Knight and to uphold the promise he previously made. The whole plot of Sir Gawain is based around the Ideas of a quest and the Christian values, and the story has an elaborate narrative and has many…show more content…
One of these temptations is the wife of the Kings of the castle. She is lustful and Sir Gawain cannot hold back the temptation, so he is given a kiss for every day he is there, however on the third day he is given a sash that is meant to protect him. This is another sign that he has sinned, because he has taken the aid of something outside of his faith in God, the sash, and entrusted that it will protect him. Even though he still sinned, he immediately goes to confess his sins to a priest, as he realizes these could be his last few days and wants to be pure of sin should he have to confront God. While this was a good act on his part it doesn’t diminish the fact that he was wearing the sash while he was at confession, making him a sinner. Despite his sins, he never loses sight of his moral codes and continues his path of chivalry throughout the rest of the
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