sir gawain reading response

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Atinuke Omolara English 1198 - Introduction to Fiction Reading Response: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Dr. Gregory Winch Sir Gawain as the Ultimate Tragic Hero Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a romantic poem set in the medieval period of King Arthur’s notorious reign. The main character, Sir Gawain, is kin to King Arthur and takes part in a test of valor proposed by a mysterious visitor. This visitor, the Green Knight, is a gigantic being who is green in complexion and attire. He challenges Camelot’s best knights to a strange beheading game that befuddles everyone and subsequently no one desires to take on the Green Knight’s contest, except for Gawain. Although Gawain describes himself as the “weakest” and “feeblest of wit”, he possesses many chivalrous qualities such as selflessness, loyalty, and modesty to say the least. Sir Gawain depicts a hero because he accepts the knight’s proposal in order to protect King Arthur and Camelot’s reputation. On the surface Sir Gawain epitomizes the perfect chivalrous knight, pious and brave in nature, however, he is human and all humans have
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2009 for the course ENGLISH 1197 taught by Professor Winch during the Spring '09 term at Temple.

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