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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Exemplifies Three Elements Of An Epic

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1.Explain how "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" exemplifies 3 elements of an epic. “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” exemplifies 3 elements of an epic – supernatural forces, hero of unbelievable stature, and vast setting. In the poem, the Green Knight made first appearance in King Arthur’s round table and challenged the King. Instead of Arthur, Sir Gawain accepted the Green Knight’s game and beheaded the Green Knight. Supernaturally, the Green Knight did not die but he walked away. As the story went, the Green Knight explained that he used the spell of a witch to deform his body, which explains why he did not die when Sir Gawain cut his head. Moreover, the poem had a hero of unbelievable stature, which was Sir Gawain. Sir Gawain was known to have peerless chivalry and courtesy and has a position as one of the King Arthur’s knights. It is true that being Arthur’s knight made him high in stature, but his chivalry and courtesy mainly made him high in stature through view of others. Lastly the poem had vast settings which the story took place in various settings. At the beginning, the story started from Arthur’s round table, then Sir Gawain goes to a journey through the wilderness of northwest Britain, to a castle, then to the Green Chapel where he faced the Green Knight. Throughout the story, the setting shifts as Sir Gawain journeys to fulfill his promise with Green Knight. 2.What are three elements of a dream vision? The three elements of a dream vision are theme, imagery,
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