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Values Of Chivalry In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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Virtues are behavior showing high moral standards such as friendship, generosity, chastity, courtesy, and piety. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is based around virtues of chivalry. In the story, Sir Gawain is put to the test to see if he can handle these codes of behavior like a real knight. The first day the Green Knight tests Sir Gawains virtues, he decides to test his chastity. The Green Knight goes off to hunt a herd of does, and Gawain stays inside to sleep. In the morning on the first day, the Green Knight gets his wife to sneak into where Gawain is resting and she begins to try to seduce Gawain. Gawain does not allow anything to happen, and refuses to go against his chastity. Before the Green Knight’s wife leaves Sir Gawain’s room, she kisses him one time but he does not kiss her back. Sir Gawain succeeded in having chastity. Later on that same day, The Green Knight gives Gawain the venison he has caught, and in return, Gawain kisses him, because he had got one kiss from the Green Knight’s wife earlier on that day. The second day, the Green Knight goes hunting for a wild boar. Once again, the Green Knight goes into Gawain’s room, and she tries to seduce his for a second time. Gawain does not give in, and this time she kisses him two times. He, once again, succeeds in having chastity. Later that day, when it has come time to exchange gifts with one another, Gawain gives the Green Knight the two kisses that his wife gave to him that morning. The Green Knight gives
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