Lusty Knight Praiseworthy Quotes

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A quest is a learning tool and an experience that can be shared. In medieval literature, the tales of “Wife of Bath’s Tale” and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight have knights that embark on a dangerous quest which tests their limits as characters. The quest is successfully completed on “Wife of Bath’s Tale” by the Lusty Knight. However, the same cannot be said of the Sir Gawain’s quest. The Lusty Knight’s quest is more admirable than Sir Gawain’s quest. First, the Lusty Knight’s character is a more praiseworthy than Sir Gawain; secondly, the Lusty Knight gains more self-knowledge from his quest, and lastly, the Lusty Knight sacrifices more on his quest than Sir Gawain. For starters, the Lusty Knight’s character is more praiseworthy than Sir Gawain. How the Lusty Knight’s character is praiseworthy because he is a person of his word. The word praiseworthy means in Merriam-Webster “deserving of high regard or great approval” (“Praiseworthy”). In other words, the word praiseworthy means is giving someone huge amount of respect. An example of the Lusty Knight’s praiseworthy character is “This is your greatest desire, though you kill me. /Do as you please; I am here subject to your will” (Chaucer lines 1041-1042). Strictly speaking, he completes the quest; he gave his answer. He also mentions that, if the response not acceptable enough, he would surrender to the queen. He is given a quest and instead of running away he went on to complete it. Opposite of the Lusty Knight, Sir

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