Role Of Women In Sir Gawain And Green Knight

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When I observe literature works of Medieval and Renaissance period, a man success is determine by the roles of women. I heard a famous quote say "behind a great man there is a amazing woman". As I examine literature works, in the Medieval time of "Sir Gawain and Green Knight "and the Renaissance period of The Faerie Queene of Book I. We have two extraordinary Christian like figures Sir Gawain and Red Crosse who represent Christianity in their respectably time period . Both men endured several tests and have sinned against God. While these men were in the mist of their downfall, they had significant woman who guided them along way to find Christ again. I will view the roles of women like Lady Bertilak of Sir Gawain and Una of the Red Crosse…show more content…
Gawain stands firm in his faith in the holy Mary, which is inside his shield, but he has weakness like every men. According to Mulburin, the book Isaiah 40.30: " Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall" ( ) Therefore, Gawain is a handsome young who sought after by another man 's wife. He endured the temptation by lady Bertilak to stay strong his faith, but becomes weary as time was coming near to face the Green Knight. Gawain becomes weaken in his faith when he starter to value his life, which goes against the Knightly Code. He put aside his faith in the Holy Mary when Lady Bertilak handed him green belt, she told him" through went on to beg him not to whisper a word of this gift to her husband, and Gawain agreed" ( Gawain 1862-1863). Gawain 's sins ,when he kept the green belt from Bertilak. He was told whatever I win in the forest it is yours and whatever my wife gives while I 'm gone, it will be returned back to me. (Gawain 1106-1107). Gawain failed to keep his bond as knight should, which goes against his virtues as…show more content…
Una serve as significant role to Red Crosse who leads him back on the path of righteous to the house holiness. Red Crosse had sinned when he was intimate with Duessa. Duessa is perceive to be beautiful, but represent House of Pride with Lucifer. Red Crosse is blinded to see who Duessa truly represents. This almost caused his life to be taken by Orgoglio, until Una took him to the House of Holiness to regain his strength. Una is the one true church that help Red Crosse to gain his spiritual sense again. Arthur rescued him and Una sees Red- Crosses as lover, but he is too ill to recognize her (Rice 31.1). Una knows that Red Crosse is her soul mate, but Red- Crosses had been severely beaten during battles and does see the love Una has for
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