Similarities Between Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Chivalry

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The code of chivalry was a part of the culture of the medieval era and was understood by everyone. In the story “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” Gawain a knight who is expected to show qualities such as bravery, courtesy, honor, and respect toward women, also acknowledges a weakness of honesty. Nonetheless he is seen as a brave knight who fears death but has effort in perseverance and loyalty throughout the quest.
In the beginning of the story sir Gawain displays loyalty towards King Arthur and the liege lady. Fulfilling one of the codes of chivalry. To serve the liege lord in valour and faith. “Then Gawain at Guinevere’s side, Made to the king a sigh: ‘I beseech you, sire,” he said,” Let this game be mine. Now if you, my worthy king,’ would command me to step from the dais and stand with you there, That I might without bad manner move down from my place (tough I couldn’t, of course, if my liege lady disliked it.” In the evidence provided its being said Gawain is giving both King Arthur and his liege lady the honor they both deserve. Not only asking King Arthur but Guinevere the liege lady for permission to take over the challenge. …show more content…

On the contrary the Green knight tells sir Gawain he acknowledges what he did because he knows that loved his life and didn’t want to die. “So Gawain indeed stands out above all other knights. But you lack a little, Sir; you were less than loyal; but since it was not for the sash itself or for lust but because you loved your life, I blame you less.” Although the Green Knight values sir Gawain’s determination on finishing the Christmas game, Sir Gawain realizes the mistake he has made on not speaking the truth and feels guilty. “Here I stand, faulty and false, mush as I’ve feared them, both of them, untruth and see sorrow and care! I can’t deny my guilt’ my works shine none to

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