Redemption In Sir Gawain

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Concerns over the medieval people’s ability to faithfully endorse Christianity were echoed in medieval texts through Sir Gawain’s search for redemption. People were expected to demonstrate their unmoved faith, especially since the Church played a significant role in their lives. Sir Gawain embodies the impeccable role as an endorser of chivalry to inspire other knights which allow for open discussion about his flaws to ease iron-clad expectations. Sir Gawain is presented with a call to action in both Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Chaucer’s “The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale” in The Canterbury Tales which is delegated by higher powers. His representation of the knights, therefore, portrays the people’s own trial for penance as an individual…show more content…
While the Green Knight threatened Sir Gawain 's reputation, the Queen intends to hold Sir Gawain 's life captive. His offense toward a woman prompted the Queen to limit his trial to "[a] twelvemonth and a day to seeche and lere" (Chaucer li. 914). The Queen 's one-year deadline, which also appears in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, draws attention to the people 's sense of urgency to atone for their offenses. This leads people to address their wrongdoings in a timely manner rather than prolonging the issue. The earlier the offense is confronted signals a person 's more genuine response from the offender when seeking redemption. Sir Gawain recognizes her call when understands that "he may nat doon al as him liketh" (li. 920). This prompts people to admit their faults by first refraining from other incriminating actions. It also demonstrated Sir Gawain 's, and the people, reluctance to accepting the challenge as the beginning stage of redemption can be viewed as daunting. The higher power commands people to urgently make amends with it through a journey where is continues to test a person 's qualifications for
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