Sir Gawain And The Catholic Teaching Analysis

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Sir Gawain and the Catholic Teaching Through our parents and with the help of the church we learn how to choose, and recognize a good or bad action. The church provides us examples through the bible, God’s actions, His intention, and many other ways. However, we are also responsible in shaping or minds to understand and make wise choices. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Sir Gawain from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, does good actions to save king Arthur through object, intention, and circumstance; he is tempted to sin with the Lord’s wife later on forgetting the morals of human acts during his journey. The Morality of Human Acts (part of the CCC) states that our actions depend in what we choose, along with our intention.…show more content…
The Intention is that he is loyal to the king and wants him to be safe. The circumstance here is that he feels obligated because he is a “loyal” knight, and because the king is being threatened. In this way Gawain follows the rules of morality, trying to do what is best with a good intention, a principle from the catechism. On the contrary, Sir Gawain’s actions go against the idea of having a good object and intention. He had in mind that he was fighting for the king, however he ends up being tempted. The Lord’s lady is the cause of his temptations, and he did a wrong action in receiving the girdle. He should respect the fact that it is the Lord’s wife. Towards the end of the story Gawain seems to forget about his vows as a knight, to the king, and his…show more content…
In Beauregard’s journal, he explains to us that sir Gawain In reality he is a coward, and is noticeable both in temptation, and when he has to fight the Green Knight. Beauregard says, “ This conception of fortitude explains several elements in Sir Gawain. Gawain is hardly a coward; on the contrary, he behaves courageously displays a spirit of courtesy and moderation that is the sure sign of virtue.” (Beauregard). Beauregard uses the word fortitude to explain how Gawain is “brave” yet deep down he is a cowards for taking the wrong actions at the end. He starts out well, but through out the novel his object and intention started to decline at the end, to a point where he abhors women. His actions chanced quickly, and because he was being tested, he found out he was a disloyal knight to his king, but also to the Lord. However he learned from his mistake, but caused him to hate
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