Essay on Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

1197 Words Feb 10th, 2016 5 Pages
It is often the most difficult tasks that cause people to learn and grow. Challenging obstacles are what help mold people into well-rounded individuals. Like many epic poems, the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight discusses a man’s journey and the lessons he is presented with along the way. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, like on any hero’s call to adventure, Gawain is faced with many trials which ultimately teach him important life lessons such as it is okay for humans to be flawed, one must always think before he/she acts, and being honest is always the best decision to make.
First of all, Sir Gawain learns that human’s flaws are forgivable and even normal. Sir Gawain goes off to honor a promise he made to the Green Knight, and on his way he discovers a beautiful castle. The lord of the castle tells Gawain that he will help him find the Green Knight if Gawain will stay at his castle for a few days with him and his wife. Gawain agrees and the lord then proposes they play a rather interesting game; the lord tells Gawain that he will go hunting each day and whatever he wins he will give to Gawain, and in turn, Gawain will give the lord whatever he has won that day. When the lord leaves the house to go hunting, his wife sneaks into Gawain’s room and tries to seduce him, but Gawain only exchanges innocent kisses with the lady. So, when the lord returns, he gives Gawain what he has won that day, and Gawain, staying true to his word, gives the lord the innocent kisses in…

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