Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Chivalry Analysis

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Strength and Fight Courage (Chivalry in Excalibur) “A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do”(Murakami). “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a story that is based on the life of Celtic warriors who fought in the Anglo- Saxon invaders of England in the fifth and sixth centuries”(pg.171). This story presents many acts of chivalry, chivalry is the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, courage, honor, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak. These acts of chivalry are shown from the knights in the story. The knight Arthur shows acts of chivalry in the story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by having the strength to fight, respect, and being honorable. In the story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Arthur shows chivalry by having strength to be a good fighter. Arthur started off as a bastard, turned into a knight and then eventually became the king of Camelot, but you can’t become the king for no…show more content…
Arthur fighting for the queens innocence shows his honor to her. He is loyal to the queen and would do anything to protect her. Arthur was then granted honor because he was accepted by the other knights. He gained respect and honor from the people of Camelot for his loyalty to the king and queen. Arthur is also a very honorable man and shows chivalry because he owns up to his mistakes and takes full on responsibility for his actions. That takes a lot of honor and courage to do so. You are honorable by being truthful and respectful to folks. Asad Meah an author states the following about chivalry, “Chivalry, being very polite, honest, and kind behavior, especially by men towards women. The system of behavior followed by Knights in the medieval period of history, that put a high value on honor, kindness, and courage.” All of the following that Meah states about chivalry Arthur presents in the story Gawain and the Green

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