In this passage, this is the first time the Green Knight expresses his thoughts about Sir Gawain with great detail. The other times he speaks, he only says a few words. As the Green Knight condemns Sir Gawain 's for his bravery, he also draws attention to his wrongdoing. Despite Sir Gawain 's wrongdoing (Code of Chivalry), the Green Knight still considers him a brave man and explains his reasoning. The Green Knight 's responses to each of them shows he would be concerned with his own life just as Sir Gawain, if he was in the same situation.
On the other hand, Sir Gawain portrays a very modest character during part II. While Lord Bertilak went out and hunted, Sir Gawain attracted much attention from Lady Bertilak. She even says, “Gawain, noblest of knights, even if I can have nothing of yours, you shall have something of mine” (Ridley #67). Following this, Lady Bertilak held out to him a rich ring of the red gold, with a bright jewel blazing on it that flashed as bright as the sunrays. Without hesitating, Sir Gawain denied the gift and only accepted the kisses on cheek by Lady Bertilak.
Him wearing the green belt symbolizes not only his survival but his failure. That is only part of the picture though, Gawain then makes an impact on the community. Other knights begin to wear something similar in his honor. One can interpret that Gawain coming forward and accepting his failure inspired other knights. Though he did make a mistake and damage his character image, in the end he came clean and that’s what really mattered, how he handled the aftermath.
Sir Gawain was respected for his honorable actions, and how he followed the a strict code. The author, Pearl Poet, had set out to explain the Sir Gawain as honest “Look that you go, Sir Gawain, as good as your word” (line 179). Sir Gawain brought up with respect to those in a higher power than him, he proclaims “I might without bad manners move down from my place” (Poet line 127). A journey of Sir Gawain, starts with the acceptance letter from the King allowing Gawain to take the Green Knights challenge “Let the King step down And gave Sir Gawain the game!” (line146). In the middle of the poem, Gawain heads on his journey with the lord.
A humble knight is an honest and just knight. “He restored all the stolen land to its rightful owners, and set about building castles to defend all the coasts and borders of the kingdom,” (Excalibur pp 13). This displays Arthur’s humility because he was selfless and put other’s needs before his own. Another example of when Arthur showed humility was when sir Ector kneeled before him once realizing Arthur was the new king. At once Arthur got down on his knees as well because he was too humble and did not like the feeling of being superlative to anyone.
After the Green Knight finishes mocking the Knights of the Round Table, Arthur boldly takes the challenge until Sir Gawain politely requested to take his place. Sir Gawain, who already had a reputation of “knightly character and courtesy [that were] highly renowned
Gawain suffers from many sins like lack of faith, dishonesty, and most of all pride. On page 266 is says, ”but Gawain wore the Girdle no for its great value… but to save himself”(P4:2037-2041). This shows a caution of pride because Gawain could lose his life but he is trusting in a magical Girdle that the Green Knights wife presented to him. When he accepts the green girdle, he believes he is saving his own life; but the gift marks his fear of death and his lack of faith. In the end he ends up embarrassed because it all seems to be a set up.
However, he could not resist the last gift that might help him when the Green Knight strikes his turn throwing an ax. The poet depicts, “The knight cast about in distress, and it came to his heart / This might be a treasure indeed when the time came to take / the blow he had bargained to suffer beside the Green Chapel. / If the gift meant remaining
“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning—” The Green Light in The Great Gatsby situates at the end of Daisy’s East Egg dock and barely visible from Gatsby’s West Egg lawn. The author Fitzgerald compares the green light to how America, rising out of the ocean, must have looked to early settlers of the new nation. The green light represents Gatsby’s incorruptible dreams for the future. Gatsby associates it with Daisy; he reaches toward it in the darkness as a guiding light to lead him to his goal.
The ring helps him to hunt for food and he thinks that it is his birthday present. Ethically the big questions are, should Bilbo have showed mercy on Gollum and left him his ring after he was out of danger? Or, did Bilbo do the right thing and keep the ring to save others lives? Some readers will insist that Bilbo did the right thing by keeping the ring on account that Gollum uses the ring for evil and only hurts others when he uses it. It was just that Bilbo kept the ring.
This shows how the code of the society was filled by wearing green. The Green Knight 's behavior was somewhat hostile towards King Arthur, and still he welcomed him with open arms, "I beg you, and join us for dinner" (line 36). Who knows how the story would have changed without the invite to stay. In fact King Arthur had to invite the Green Knight because of the societal code issued to the knights. Actually that invite partially caused Sir Gawain 's adventure.
With the first two tests, Gawain keeps his word and trades his day’s earnings with that of the host. On the third day however, Sir Gawain keeps back the belt of safety from the castles owner. His fear of death is greater than that drive for honor and honesty. When the Green Knight ends up being the host, Gawain’s mistake costs him a slice on his neck. Sir Gawain admits to his fault when the reason for his quest is revealed, an act that a true tall-tale
Graff starts telling Ender all the reasons he should go. He tells him about his his parents background and how they gave up there religion for Ender and if Ender leave it will be easier on the family. Graff also tells him he is half of Valentine and half of Peter. They didn 't take Peter because of his cruelty and Valentine was to gentle. Graff tells Ender that he is needed direly and the only reason they won the last war was because they had Mazer Rackham and now that he is gone they need someone new.
“You sit back, relax and in a few weeks deliver me two fine healthy boys. They can grow up and help in the business, so Uncle Franco can step down," he said patting her stomach again and smiled. “I’m a happy man.” After a few minutes she asked, “Have you thought anymore about one of them becoming a priest? I love my church, and would not want both of them involved in the family’s business I think one of them could become a priest. I talked with your uncle last week.
A knight is seen as someone who is perfect at all he does, a person who doesn’t give into sin, somebody who is godly. Sir Gawain is somebody who makes mistakes and accepts sins like a everyman. (QOUTE HERE) By the end of Gawain’s journey he’s faced once again by the Green Knight. The Green Knight strikes Gawain three times, each time reminded him of his sin. Upon closer interpretation one can see that Gawain is facing something can closely resembles Judgement Day.