Sir Gawain's Quest And Theme Of Ideal Chivalry?

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Gamze Ünlütabak Hülya Taflı Düzgün ELIT 201 27 November 2014 SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT Research Questions 1. What is Sir Gawain’s spiritual test? 2. Could Sir Gawain complete his quest and did he have the qualities of chivalry? Sir Gawain’s Quest and Theme of Ideal Chivalry Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an Arthurian romance that embodies the chivalric values of the English aristocratic class in the mid-fourteenth century. It has been written by an unknown author who has written also Pearl, Purity and Patience. In the poem; Sir Gawain is a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table and but at the same time he is a nephew of the king. In order to he has a kinship with the king, his braveness and chivalry is interrogated constantly. Therefore, when learn Green Knight’s challenge he decides to being volunteer. He defeats Green Knight and his physical test is completed. However, his spiritual test starts at that time. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; it appears that purpose of reach the ideal chivalry values via a spiritual journey of Sir Gawain. First of all; Sir Gawain has to pass physical test and in fact this test is the first step of his spiritual test because his quest is about an internal virtue except of power. He thinks that all he need is screw up his courage. Gawain gripped his axe and raised it on high, the left foot he set forward on the floor, and let the blow fall lightly on the bare neck. … The blood spurted forth, and glistened on the green raiment,

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