The Importance Of Life Lessons In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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How does one learn life lessons while on a dare? In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, we see Sir Gawain go through just that. While on a journey to keep his word, we witness Gawain be faced with countless trials without his knowing. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was created back in the late 14th century. We witness much of the culture that was featured during that time, in this story such as knights, kings, magic etc. In this story we witness a self-depreciating knight of the round table embark on a journey to keep his dare that he agreed to. Clearly, as the story transitions from the beginning of the story to the end of the story we see Sir Gawain go through countless trials throughout the story, and he ends up learning life lessons throughout.
In the first part of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sir Gawain is pictured as a flawed character. On one hand he is shown as a
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Gawain learns that although he thinks that he is not deserving to be treated as a brave and valuable member of the round table, he learns in a way that he is a valuable member. Through him honoring his agreements with the Green Knight and Sir Bertilak, he shows how honorable he is. He finds out about the Green Knight and faces his death head on. He doesn't back away from it, in fact he want the Green Knight to do it. He wants to uphold his part of the deal. Through doing this he lives to tell the tale of this journey, and how he survived the Green Knight. He learns that the Green Knight holds him with high standard, and considers him to be “ Polished as a pearl, as pure and as bright as you had lived free of fault since you were born.”. Sir Gawain learns that people see him as this brave and loyal knight of the round table, and not as the coward, or not meaningful

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