The Heroic Knight In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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The heroic knight in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight manifests many of the characteristics of the chivalric knight and hero. Among them, he proves to have modesty, honesty, commitment, courage, and an even temperament. As the Green Giant said,“You're the finest man that will ever walked this earth./So Gawain indeed stands out above all other knights" (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 335-336). Also, Sir Gawain engages in the activities/plot type that define him as a hero: the call, the journey, the helpers, the final ordeals, and then the life-renewing goal. Although he was almost the ideal model to fit the hero role, Sir Gawain does accomplish a single error while staying in the lord’s household. This mistake that he made happens to be the
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