62). This is what sets the stage for the coming scenes of Bercilak's hunts in the woods, Gawain's temptations by the Lady of Bercilak, and the three blows exchanged by the Green Knight. Unknown to Gawain is that Bercilak's three hunts and the three temptations of the Lady is what decides the fate of the outcome of his meeting with the Green Knight. In the hunts of Bercilak, he hunts for the deer, the boar and the fox. In medieval times, the people portray different animals with different human qualities.
Once I get the deer home I again feel a great sense of pride. This high should last me until I have to complete the gruesome task of butchering my animal in a few days once the meat sets. Deer hunting includes much more than the split second of firing a gun in the woods. Hunting requires hard work and enduring miserable conditions. I am willing to go through the struggles of hunting because of the adrenaline rush I get when I take a shot and the pride of supplying my family with food.
Before the lady leaves Gawain’s room she asks for a kiss to which Gawain complies and grants her a kiss. The lord’s hunting party has killed a large amount of deer and begins dividing the killings. The party returns home and Gawain is given the game, Gawain gives the lord the kiss he received but refuses to tell who gave him the kiss. The second day the lord and his hunting party chase down a huge, vicious boar. Men and dogs are harmed during the chase.
The similarities between the hunting scenes and the courtly love scenes are a key part in the story. The bond between lady Bertilak’s effort to trap Gawain and the lords effort to catch his quarry, tests Gawain’s efforts to be the perfect knight. A doe is a frightened and unprepared animal and acts much like the Gawain does in the bed room scenes. On lord Bertilak’s hunt he needs to approach the doe stealthy, much like the way lady Bertilak approaches Gawain, in order not to scare him away. During the hunt for the deer, the peasant dogs were on one side and the hunters were on the other, trapping the doe before going in for the kill.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight In this passage taken from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Lines 1623-1718, the reader sees how Sir Gawain is the hero of the poem, through the tests of the host. Sir Gawain is speaking to the host of the castle where he is staying for a few days before journeying on to the Green Chapel. The host has just returned from hunting and killing some boar. While the host is out hunting for the boar, we learn that Sir Gawain is developing a love interest in a special lady friend, the wife of the host, who makes several attempts to seduce him. Before this hunt, Gawain and the host make a promise to each other that they will exchange whatever they may win that day for the other's winnings.
“Suddenly he breaks the barrier of beaters… savage and strong, a most massive swine, truly grim when he grunted. The group were aggrieved, for three were thrown down by the first of his thrusts.”(1438-1443) Although the boar was not as easy to hunt as the deer, and was more likely to turn on them they still captured him.” Once again, the lord was proud of their daily captures and came back to the castle to “show off the meat slabs and shares the story of the boars hulking hugeness, and the full horror of the fight to the finish as it fled through the forest.” (1626-1628) Second day in the castle, just as the boar turned on the lord and his hunters, Gawain becomes more onward to the lady “Good morning, madam…I’ll contentedly attend whatever task you set and in serving your desires I shall seek your
At night the Lord gives Gawain the deer, and Gawain gives him the kiss he has received from the Lord's wife. They agree to continue the same agreement for a second day. On the second day, the Lord goes hunting again. This time he is hunting a wild boar which is much more difficult to catch and kill than the deer. The wife of the lord tries one more time to seduce the noble knight in his bed.
Sir Gawain evaded Bertilak's wife's advances using skills of patience and stealth, which paralleled the skills that would similarly be used when hunting deer. Bertilak then hunts a viscous boar- In this hunt, people and animals were severely injured. Different from hunting a deer, Bertilak must use different skills to hunt the boar. Similarly, Gawain must use a different approach when he is again visited by the lady. Like the boar, the lady's approach to Gawain is more forward.
This pride comes from knowing how hard I have to work. Deer hunting includes much more than the split second of firing a gun in the woods. The hardest part of hunting may be waiting what seems to be an eternity until the start of the season. While I wait, I have many things to do in preparation for the hunt. The first thing that needs done is scouting for stomped down popular deer trails that are little more than narrow paths of mud and feces.
The goal is to have enough people to surround a block of woods and hopefully the dogs run the deer right on top of one of our standers. The love I have for dog hunting I can truly say I got from my dad. After years of hunting my dad eventually talked himself into getting his own pack of dogs. I won’t never forget my first deer I killed. My dad told me to stay where he was parked at and he was going to turn the dogs out across the clear cut we was at.