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Darren Nathan Professor Peter Henbury February 5 th , 2006 The importance of chivalry in the middle ages is perceived through Sir Gawain. In “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” the poet brings out all the aspect of the chivalric code. From the very beginning the poet introduces the ideals of bravery and service to their lord, where Sir Gawain must face his duty as a vassal. Sir Gawain demonstrate another ideal of knightly courtesy, where we see, the idea of language duels, holding up the notion of courtly goodness. The poet introduced from the very beginning the ideals of bravery and ones service to their lord. The knights must fulfill their duties as vassal, by demonstrating their loyalty and courage toward their lord, where they must place his life for their lord, in battle or in a sport in any given moment. Sir Gawain demonstrates his duties as vassal, when he tell King Arthur that he will take his
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Unformatted text preview: place, "'Think of your bold knights, Bursting to fight, as ready and willingAs men can be: defer to their needs. And I am the slightest, the dullest of them all; My life the least, my death no loss - My only worth is you, my royal Uncle, all my virtue is through you. And this foolish business fits my station,Not yours: let me play this green man's game. If I ask too boldly, may this court declare me At fault.'The knights whispered, buzzed, Then all In a voice said it was For Gawain; the king should halt." (Part 1, lines 351-365). The poet shows here, show that Sir Gawain willingly put his life in the place of his king, fulfilling his duty. While the other knight in the round table, out of cowardness do not step forward, where we again see the bravery and courage in Sir Gawains actions, knowing he might not return....
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