Sir Gawain and the Green Knight | Study Guide

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight | Characters

Character Description
Sir Gawain Sir Gawain is the poem's protagonist and romantic hero. He is King Arthur's nephew and a respected knight in the king's court. The poem revolves around his two-part duel with the Green Knight and the challenges he faces along the way. Read More
The Green Knight The Green Knight is Bertilak de Hautdesert in an enchanted form. He is a warrior with supernatural characteristics. Read More
Bertilak de Hautdesert Bertilak de Hautdesert is a jovial lord who hosts Gawain in his castle. Read More
Lady of Hautdesert The Lady of Hautdesert is Bertilak de Hautdesert's wife. She uses her wits to challenge Gawain to abandon his morals. Read More
King Arthur King Arthur is the sovereign of the court of Camelot, where Sir Gawain serves. Read More
Guinevere Guinevere is King Arthur's wife. She is portrayed as beautiful and correct in the poem, whereas in other medieval romances she can be shrewish or adulterous.
Morgan le Fay Morgan le Fay is a sorceress who lives in Bertilak de Hautdesert's castle. She is Arthur's half-sister.
The servant The servant lives and works at Bertilak de Hautdesert's castle. He guides Gawain to the green chapel for his final duel with the Green Knight.
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