Examples Of Ambition In Sir Gawain

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Sir Gawain was motivated by self-ambition in proving his courage, strength, and heroism through the challenge. The Green Knight’s offer is appealing for Sir Gawain because even if he dies it will be heroic and his journey will become epic. The Green Knight says to Sir Gawain, “that you’ll search me out to the ends of the earth to earn the same blow [and] if you smite me smartly I could spell out the facts of my house and home and my name.”(lines 395-396, 407-408) The sequence of information that the Green Knight will offer once the challenge is completed foreshadows the journey of Sir Gawain. Sir Gawain searches in an unknown land and is welcomed into a castle. It is ironic that the Green Knight is discreetly warning Sir Gawain of the things
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