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The Role Of Chivalry In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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Battling for the right to live, Sir Gawain in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight wrestles with his desire to survive whilst keeping to the legendary “Code of Chivalry.” Throughout the romance, the reader realizes the protagonist’s desperate desire to cling to the morals of the code. However, morals seem to fade as the squire fears for his life. The “Gawain Poet” presents the temptations in a sly manner. These incidents prove as a testing of the hero’s honor and chastity, and equally as important, his chivalry. Both the Green Knight and Lady Bertilak use components of seduction, logic, flattery and his desire for survival to tempt and evaluate the young knight. The story revolves around a In response to the Lady of the house, he remains courteous,
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