The Green Knight says he "know of the courtesies, and conduct, and kisses" (line 2360). He acknowledges that he 's aware of the kisses he received from his wife, for that is the reason he receives kisses from Sir Gawain. Despite Sir Gawain kissing the Green Knight 's wife, he goes on to say he is "the most faultless fellow on earth" (line 2364). The Green Knight continues to show he 's content with Sir Gawain 's continuous wrongdoing, since he was only acting this way to save his ow
As a part of his acceptance, Gawain says “I’ll keep it, gladly, not for its gold, nor its lovely silk, nor its polished stones. But as a sign of my sin.” (2430-2431) This a major point in this story because Gawain acquired the belt from Morgan, and in the agreement from the Green Knight, Gawain accepted to return everything he had received to the Green Knight and he returned the kisses from Morgan, who was the Green Knight’s wife but did not return the belt. Gawain returns to King Arthur’s court sheepish and ashamed that has failed a test of honor by withholding the green belt from the Green Knight out of a want to save his own life.
A humble knight is an honest and just knight. “He restored all the stolen land to its rightful owners, and set about building castles to defend all the coasts and borders of the kingdom,” (Excalibur pp 13). This displays Arthur’s humility because he was selfless and put other’s needs before his own. Another example of when Arthur showed humility was when sir Ector kneeled before him once realizing Arthur was the new king. At once Arthur got down on his knees as well because he was too humble and did not like the feeling of being superlative to anyone.
Legend has it "for the man who goes to battle in this green lace, as long as he keeps it looped around him no man under heaven can hurt him" (lines 230-234). Knowing this Gawain had taken the green lace from the women in order to survive the hit from the Green Knight. Further more, Gawain had broken to the code in order to
He states to her, “Abby I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for
Once the knight has request the challenge, none of King Arthur's knights stood up for him and took the challenge. That made King Arthur furious and embarrassed due to the fact, that he is the king and should not have to address the Green Knight. King Authur decides to go ahead and accept the challenge until Sir Gawain stops him and accepts it himself. The reason he does this is because, he wanted to make a name for himself and stand out from the other knights who were too afraid to accept it. The challenge was that, if Sir Gawain chopped the Green Knights head off, he must return to the Green knight a year and a day later to receive the same thing.
While chatting with Lady Bertilak, Sir Gawain is offered a girdle. Indeed, a girdle is a small gift and of little value; but if
Romeo acts as an arbitrator between Tybalt and Mercutio because he understands the repercussions of the impending clash. He tries his best to reason with Tybalt by saying “I do protest, I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise.” Meaning that he won 't fight because he is related to him through marriage. Tybalt, not knowing of their secret wedding ignores Romeo’s comment, continuing his goading of Mercutio.
Gawain suffers from many sins like lack of faith, dishonesty, and most of all pride. On page 266 is says, ”but Gawain wore the Girdle no for its great value… but to save himself”(P4:2037-2041). This shows a caution of pride because Gawain could lose his life but he is trusting in a magical Girdle that the Green Knights wife presented to him. When he accepts the green girdle, he believes he is saving his own life; but the gift marks his fear of death and his lack of faith. In the end he ends up embarrassed because it all seems to be a set up.
Swinging his blade three times, the Green Knight misses twice and creates a small cut in Sir Gawain’s neck. Then, the Green Knight takes off his helmet, revealing himself as Lord Bertilak. Lord Bertilak vindicates that the first two blows were for the first two days in which Sir Gawain reimbursed Lord Bertilak the kisses from Lady Bertilak. However, the small cut from the third blow was for receiving the green belt from Lady Bertilak and keeping it from Lord Bertilak. Admitting his sin in lying and concealing the belt, Sir Gawain wears the belt to remind him of his dishonoring of his word.
The lady was trying to give him gifts for several days. Finally on the third day Sir Gawain accepted one of the gifts because that gift would defend him against the Green Knight 's axe, "she pressed the sash upon him and begged him to take it, and Gawain did" (lines 241-242) even though he was not supposed to accept any kind of gifts due to the societal code. So it
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (SGGK) is full of different symbols that add to the meaning of this paradoxical play. From beginning to end, symbolism used throughout in order to convey meaning. The Pearl Poet, a paradoxical author, uses a contradicting marvel in order to teach the reader a great lesson through symbolism. Bursting through the door, with a holly branch in one hand and an axe in the other, the giant Green Knight presents a game full of paradoxical contradictions to the Knights of the Round Table. The Green Knight says that someone must hit him with axe and if he survives that person must wait twelve months and one day till he returns a blow.
After receiving The Medal of Honor, Douglas MacArthur said “ Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” When thinking about honor many may think that honesty is the most important characteristic to obtain. When being honest, people are held to not lie, cheat, or steal. Not only is a honorable person honest, they are fair, and also highly respected.