Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Essay

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As we have opinions that vary from person to person, the same can be said for authors. Opinions stem from experiences, external influences, and time periods that span in consistency from blatantly apparent to barely distinguishable. Different authors also varied the roles of their character according to the image they are trying to portray for said character. We can see the different roles in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by an anonymous author known as the Pearl Poet, The Wife of Bath by Geoffrey Chaucer, and possibly the most distinct, The Flea by John Donne. Some might think that in these times there would be a enunciated amount of gender inequality due to the time period but as a matter of fact the tales show more of power dynamics leaning toward the female roles.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight starts with a brave knight at King Arthur 's round table Christmas celebration. A large and ominous knight intrudes riding a green horse with a test for the honorable knights of King Arthur, he asks for one knight to step up and take a swing at him knowing that the same is to come to him in exactly one year and a day. Everyone is bewildered by the proposal and no one steps up. Consequently, the Green Knight asks King Arthur himself to take the challenge and defend his own honor but Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s nephew takes the challenge himself, attempting to prove wrong that he is one of the weakest knights. A year is nearly coming to an end when Sir Gawain sets out on his…

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