Sir Gawain And The Green Knight's Song Around The World

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A young french electronic music duo in the early twentieth-century, Daft Punk,wrote a song in 1997, a song with three words repeated 144 times; “Around the World.” This song uses Ancient Aztec Mythology as a metaphor to outline how some of us are too busy worrying about death to enjoy life. Similar to how members of Daft Punk keep their identity unknown, the identity of the author, who wrote the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is unknown. Like most people in modern society, Sir Gawain spent too much time worrying about his death, and did not enjoy his life after his meeting with the Green Knight. The fearless knight stood up and took on the challenge the Green Knight had given him, and a year later he was ready to face his demise, instead…show more content…
In Part II, there are multiple ways to characterize Sir Gawain and his actions, some of which are faithful, modest, and resourceful. First, Sir Gawain demonstrates himself as faithful by only accepting the kisses from Lady Bertilak, the wife of Lord Bertilak. Although Lady Bertilak was looking for a more intimate gesture than just kisses, Sir Gawain remains faithful to Lord Bertilak by exchanging the kisses he receives, by Lord Bertilak’s own wife, with him. This is portrays the agreement between Lord Bertilak and Sir Gawain, which was whatever they were to receive or obtain for three days, they were to exchange the objects with one another. Prior to Sir Gawain giving kisses to Lord Bertilak, when Sir Gawain received the game Lord Bertilak earned while hunting, “. . . he embraced the lord and give him three kisses, as loving and eager as he could make them...” (Ridley #68). 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. The final trait that represents Sir Gawain is resourceful. Knowing what was to come on his path, the encounter with The Green Knight, Sir Gawain finds the perfect thing to protect him from the miserable fate that was ahead. While chatting with Lady Bertilak, Sir Gawain is offered a girdle. Indeed, a girdle is a small gift and of little value; but if
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