Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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Mengru Zhou
Mrs. Speer
English 4 Period J
1 Oct 2015 Chivalry In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Sir Gawain and The Green Knight is considered not only a most brilliant example of Middle English poetry but one of the jewels in the crown English Literatures, and sits in the British Library under conditions of high security and controlled humidity. In the anonymously written story, Sir Gawain And The Green Knight shows Sir Gawain’s chivalry form his loyalty to his King, being testing by Green Knight, and his behavior during game playing. The first chivalric expression of Sir Gawain in Arthur’s court is his loyalty. It was Christmas at Camelot-King Arthur’s court, where all the Round Table knights had gathered. An uninvited guest appeared-entirely emerald green, called Green Knight. For a knight, the most important is to remain loyal to God, King, and Lady Guinevere. When Green Knight challenge the court, Arthur initially was going to accept his challenge, but Sir Gawain stepped forth and said: “ should you call me, courteous Lord.” “ to rise from my seat and stand out your side, politely take leave of my place at the table and quit without casuing off once to my queen, then I shall come to your counsel before this great court.” [1] accept Green Knight’s challenge, which can consider as a mark of his loyalty. And this is particularly significant for Sir Gawain because he is not the best knight to King Arthur, but he is closest to King Arthur. For a knight, the most

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