'Mark Twain's Character In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight'
His courtesy concerned him, lest crass he appear, but more his soul's mischief, should he commit sin and belie his loyal oath to the lord of that house. Norton, 238 no matter how hard she tries,he doesnt give in. He tries so hard on remaining true to Bercilak that he is tricked into taking a girdle of green silk from her and betraying Bercilak. She persuades him to accept the girdle and keep it a secret by telling him that if he wears the girdle "no hand under heaven...could hew him down, for he could not be killed by any craft on earth." (Norton, 240) That night he does not tell Bercilak about the gift. because of this, he has betrayed his friend and broken his own morals. after all of these tests, we realize that Gwain isnt as perfect as he strives to be. he didnt mean to betray his friend but he still did. All this proves he is only human. Yet Gawain only sees that he has been inconsistent in upholding the chivalric code, and this means failure to him. he didnt hold up to the standards that he set for himself and im sure that it broke him down. Despite everything that happened, Gawain is still a loyal, nobleand honest