Poem Analysis: 'Sir Gawain And Green Knight'

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SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT
Research Questions
1-Did Gawain have the qualities of chivalry ?
2-Did Gawain fail the quest of spiritual ?
INTRODUCTION
An alliterative poem Sir Gawain and Green Knight is one of the most important Arthurian romance . It was like written in late fourteenth century. The writer is not known but the manuscript which is with –Pearl, Purity and Patience- shows that the same writer. We call him as “Gawain-poet”. The story tells about a green huge man comes to the Arthur’s palace and wants to challenge with him and his nephew challenges and defeats green knight and his quest starts . I will mention about chivalry in first body and spiritual quest in second body.
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