In a twelve month and a day he shall of me the same"(Norton 208). A guerdon is a reward and sans means without. So when the Green Knight receives his reward for the game, which will be to return the strike in a year and a day, it will not be his fault when Sir Gawain dies because it is part of the game. This foreshadows the Green Knight's supernatural powers and Sir Gawain's confrontation with death. If Sir Gawain chops off the Green Knight's head, one would think that the Green Knight would die.
When the Green Knight arrogantly rode into King Arthur's domain, he showed no respect for the celebrated knights. He rudely laughed away the praise he had heard of King Arthur as "the praise of you, prince, is puffed up so high" (Norton Anthology 1465). He also ridiculed the knights as they hesitated to accept his challenge. Gawain eventually accepted the challenge, but didn't fully understand what the test would actually be. In what was probably a rage of protecting King Arthur's honor, Sir Gawain chopped off the Green Knight's head and began the game.
Gawain knows that he is not the strongest, smartest knight but the loss of his life would not be as bad as if King Arthur loses his life. King Arthur agrees to let him enter this game and gives him a weapon to use against this Green Knight. King Arthur says to Sir Gawain, "Keep, cousin what you cut with this day, and if you rule it aright, then readily, I know you shall stand the stroke it will strike after." (372-374) Gawain, with his weapon in his hand, is now ready to take part in the game. Before the contest starts, the Green Knight goes over the rules of the game again.
It is important to remember that fight with the Green Knight was Gawain's first challenge; he was the youngest knight of King Arthur's court, a knight with no experience behind him. Gawain suffers for lying to the Green Knight (the third blow of an axe cuts Gawain's neck), and this experience influenced Gawain so much that he keeps and wears the belt as a reminder of his mistake even though everybody at the Arthur's court take this as a fashion statement when Gawain returns. Gawain looks and speaks in the way an ideal knight should look and speak. His clothes are regular for the knight; his speech, on the other hand, is somewhat distinct from other knights. He is the only knight that steps forward to save Arthur's honor and life in the stories of The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
The Green Knight proceeds to play games with Gawain in an attempt to test his bravery and chivalry (127-128). The fact that Gawain did not retreat and run after several attempts were faked reveals how honorable Gawain was. It is not until the Green Knight actually takes a blow at Sir Gawain’s neck that we see that the green girdle worked its magic. Only to Gawain’s dismay is it revealed to him by the Green Knight that it was all a test set up to show if Gawain was truly an brave an honorable Knight (133). Gawain is devastated by his weakness and lack of honor and cowardice revealed by his hiding the green girdle from the master.
Gawain's first trial is in the castle when he takes over A... ... middle of paper ... ...ble to admit that he was dishonest and proved that the knights at the Round Table were all just as honorable as he. The return occurs after the Green Knight and Sir Gawain embrace each other in friendship and Sir Gawain heads back to Camelot. He was given his life back, and the green scarf as a reminder that he had committed a sin. He was a stronger knight and had learned a valuable lesson when he returned to King Arthur's court. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a great example of the hero cycle.
Curiosity gets the best of Harry as he constantly rebels to find out more information about Flamel and the person who is after the stone. Furthermore, the characters resorts to aggression when people get in their way. Neville attempts to stop the three main characters from sneaking out as they keep getting Gryffindor into trouble, but they easily put him in a full body freezing spell and continue on without looking back. The filmmakers may have molded the scenes so that they were perceived as bravery, but the underlying tone is undeniably rebellion. Instead of showing bravery and courage, one may be drawn to the idea that breaking the rules can be an effective way to achieve an endpoint.
Harry’s mind created a place for him. The first safe place was a name change Harry to Parry. The second safety net was the mind sent a hallucination of the “little cute fat people” (Gillmian, 1991). The little people where there to help Parry find his happiness again and finish his quest. Finally, the mind created the Red Knight, a hallucination that scared Parry every single time the Red Knight appeared.
To summarise the rest of the story, Frodo and Sam-wise take the ring on a long journey to destroy it at MT.Doom in Mordor, but there travels will not be that easy. The evil army of Saroun has regrouped and is ... ... middle of paper ... ... so that initially we, the audience, think that he is evil and no friend of the hobbits, but in actual fact he is good and helps the hobbits. The glimpse of light in his eyes also creates mystery because the audience asks themselves why would evil have bright white eyes. Special effects have been used to enhance the view. The staff of Gandolf fires bright blue balls.
The thrill of the chase, the excitement in the dream, the sadness of the reality is all represented in the green light that encompasses Jay Gatsby’s attention in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The meaning contained in the green light consumed Gatsby in ways that demonstrated an unhealthy obsession in which five years of his life was spent attempting to get Daisy. The moment that dream became attainable to him, she fell right into his reach only to crush his heart. Five years were wasted on a dream that he really could not see. His life was spent changing himself to achieve “the dream.” Everyone needs to be able to say they lived their life to the fullest and have no regrets when it becomes their time.