Essay about Sir Gawain and the Green Night Discussion: Study Question

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Sir Gawain & The Green Night Discussion/Study Question 1&2

1. For what purpose would Gawain poet place King Arthur in line with the founders of the ancient civilizations? The purpose is to show how well respected king Arthur was, how he was known as the greatest king in medieval times, to show how he was an important leader of medieval times and Britain.
3. While describing the knights and ladies of Arthur’s court, the Gawain poet alludes to some of the values of his audience? What adjectives, used to describe these scenes of “revelry”, correspond to these values? Some of the values are that a married women and married men can engaged in relationships with other people other value is that
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3. What might the significance of birds that are embroidered on Gawain’s suit be? The significance of these birds are most likely to go with the symbolism of the color green, and nature; peace, fertility, rebirth, and how Gawain is bringing peace to his kingdom.
4. What are Gawain’s Five Virtues”?1.To be fault in his five senses.2.never to fail in his five be faithful to the five wounds that Christ received on the be strengthened by the five joys that the virgin Mary had in Jesus the Annunciation Nativity ,Resurrection , Ascension, and Assumption.5.To , possess brotherly love, courtesy, piety, and chastity.
5. Summarize the attitude of Gawain’s kinsmen to the king who allowed his knight to dual with a Green Knight for empty pride”, caught in a cavil [conspiracy] in a Christmas games? The people treated Sir Gawain like he was a Celebrity because he was King Arthur’s cousin and because he was on his court.
6. What do you think is the dramatic significance of the fact that the town’s people are unable to give Gawain direction to the Green Chapel of the Green Knight? This shows how many people actually go to the Green Chapel, and how distant, remote mysterious and “unreal “it actually is.
7. Who is the “Sire” to which the poet refers in 1.751? The “Sire” in which the poet is referring to could be King Arthur because “Sire” means to address someone respectfully who is in a high social status. The poet could refer to Arthur as “Sire” because he the