The Green Knight Allusions

Satisfactory Essays
There are elements connected to prechristian celtic mythology, like the waiting period of twelve months and a day, the Beheading Game, and the Temptation Game. The Green Knight is a pagan character, just like the Green Man or Wild Man of the woods that symbolizes folklore. The theme is pagan belief. The pentangle is a pagan symbol just like Gawain’s shield, with the pentangle on one side and the Virgin Mary on the other. King David was much related to this poem from a biblical look. Biblical similarities can be found in the appearance of bertilak’s castle which is the paradise and the role of his wife is like tempting just like it happened to Adam and Eve. Through the poem Gawain loses his moral innocence when his value system is shattered
Get Access