The authors of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Conference of the Birds and The Book of the City of Ladies all address the social issues in their era, but in different ways to illustrate the good and the wrong that is a part of the issues and how something good can arise from such problems. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, dishonesty and disloyalty is questioned the most because a knight has to follow the code of chivalry in order to be honorable, but what happens when unchivalrous act meets chivalrous acts is even more interesting. By structuring The Conference of the Birds into a dialogue, it enables the birds to think more deeply about the countering point of view presented by the hoopoe and as readers, we do the same thing by relating ourselves to the birds and see what countering statements there are, for us to reevaluate our point of views. In The Book of the City of Ladies, It is understandable to take defend oneself against false claims, but the major message here is that the line of contention exists.
Even though something can be as shameful as failing to be a chivalrous model for the knights at lower statuses compared to Sir Gawain, the writer of this piece adds in and brings about the cultural aspect of unity by having the knights retain their respect for him. By not handing over the girdle that he received, Sir Gawain deems himself as a failure because he is dishonest. The other knights uses the color green as a sign of loyalty and show that they are more chivalrous.The green knight was sent out by Morgan le Fay to test the honor of the knights at King Arthur’s court, but the question here is whether deceiving is also a form of dishonesty.
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...wledge that there are absolutely virtuous men, virtuous women, bad men and bad women whom exist out there and most of the well-known men of the time aren’t taking them into consideration. This all comes back to the fact that when an author is writing a piece of literature, they want to make their point of view(s) clear to the readers, so obviously the message will be bias. Just by presenting one’s thought without using counteracting examples and generalizing it to the entire population of females is not adequate enough however.
Different social issues come along with a new area. Dishonesty and disloyalty, excuses and cowardice, and rumors are addressed as a problem in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Conference of the Birds and The Book of the City of Ladies in different ways and along with that, the authors show how something good can arise from such problems.
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