Chivalry In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a tale told by Bernard O’Donoghue about King Authors nephew as well as one of his most valued knights. When the man comes to their village known as The Green Knight he demands a strike from someone and in return he will strike that same person on the next New Year. King Author first offers himself but not long after Sir Gawain his nephew, steps up and takes his place striking the Knight with an axe and deciding his own fate the next year around. Quickly the year passes and not before too long the brave Knight Sir Gawain is off in search of The Green knight, but not before he is bid a sad farewell by his fellow villagers that look up to him as a brave and virtuous Knight. Just after reading the first and second chapter of Sir Gawain and the Green knight you can conclude that Gawain is not only a respected knight, he is also a considerate and honorable man that sticks to his word. I believe the entire moral of this story is chivalry, not only focused on the main character Sir Gawain himself but as well as everyone else in the story. From the beginning of the story everyone is very respectful of one another and in addition, inviting strangers into their homes with…show more content…
It was included not only in your love life but hunting, law and even fashion according to the video. Unlike today when most look at chivalry only dealing with the way you should treat women. Chivalry was a way of life back then and based off of this story it was not a one-way thing. When Sir Gawain was staying at the castle not only did they pay him high respect, but he was sure to show grace and pay it back. Living with this attitude must have been a very hard thing to do, always on your toes as not to disrespect anyone, but although it would be difficult I think it would be a very rewarding life to

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