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    Green Knight Rhetoric

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    In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the author's rhetorical purpose is to teach us about Feminism and masculism. To show men are not the other actors. In most stories with a knight the man is always the main character, in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight the main character is Lady Bertilak. In the book there are many rhetorical patterns from bob and wheel to alliteration. The first rhetorical pattern I found in the story is colors. Throughout the poem the colors green and gold repeat. Green I believe represents luck. This relates to Sir Gawain and the green chapel. He left it in honor of the people back home. The other color in the story is gold. The color gold represents money, wealth. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight do not really show money but they show a lot of power.…

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    the work is controlled by the text itself (Lynn 65). This view is being applied to “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” as translated by Simon Armitage in the Norton Anthology of English Literature. More specifically, focusing on how the reader is manipulated…

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    Green Knight Criticism

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    The 14th century Arthurian romance “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” opens with a description of the fall of Troy and subsequent founding of Rome and Britain, introducing an idea the author revisits numerous times: the necessity of destruction to growth, death to life. The poem could, itself, be said to follow an overarching life cycle; it begins and ends in matching references to Brutus and is propelled by stanzas that feel cyclic in their rhyming five line closes. To be less abstract,…

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    Green Knight Ethics

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    melding history and legend into a captivating story. Undoubtedly the most popular manuscripts from this age are the Arthurian legends, poems written to commemorate the brave king, and his faithful knights. No exception is the alliterative poem “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, a tale that encompasses a man who maintains his honor in a sinful world. While the author of this work remains unknown it is clear his intent was to justify morality and exemplify the traits of men and women by providing…

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    Gawain “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” is a story of adventure and betrayal, all the while keeping up the chivalry that was so predominant of this period. The Green Knight has come to Camelot during Christmas festivities. Upon arrival and greetings, the Green Knight makes a proposal. He will allow a knight a blow from his axe, but only if he can return the blow a year later. Here the author uses the tradition of beheading, which was practiced during this period frequently. The Green Knight…

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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a Middle English Arthurian romance. It is a a story of a knight’s attributes that display chivalry – courage, honor, purity, courtesy – and the test of those. The introduction of the poem forms a historical background which makes it easier for many of the poem’s themes to be introduced. The action of the poem opens at Camelot on New Year’s Day. Arthur maintains the tradition of refusing to eat until he sees or hears of a great adventure. This is when the…

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    In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sir Gawain went through test’s to test his worthy and his knight traits. Gawain suffered through the tests. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight there are three major tests references according to the theme; however, Gawain accepts the Green Knight challenge, also Gawain struggles by proving himself, but Gawain also didn’t allow the lord’s wife seduce him. Gawain accepts the Green Knight’s challenge and then tried to cut off the Green Knight head. However, it…

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    Gawain and the Green Knight is a piece of literature that was written sometime between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a chivalric romance tale and is an incredibly well-known story. This story combines an abundance of folklore motifs and one motif that is used repeatedly is the color green. The color green is said to represent a number of things from nature to death and also to the devil. The tale enforces many Christian beliefs and is the beginnings…

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    For the sake of this comparison, it can be hypothesized that the devil is actually guised as the Green Knight. Similar to the manner the serpent deceives Adam and Eve by saying that they “will not die” and they will be “like God, knowing good and evil,” the Green Knight entices Sir Gawain into taking the challenge by degrading the honor of his fellow knights (The New Oxford Annotated Bible 14). Sir Gawain stated he was “the most wanting in wisdom” and was the weakest of the knights marking his…

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    The Different Representations in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a storytelling that belongs to the Middle Ages and the Arthurian tradition. “the romance, like its literary descendant, was often used by writers from the twelfth century on to state in various ways some of the issues that then seemed currently important” (Silverstein 260). This type of literature introduces the romance through the courtly love and the chivalry. The story is based on motifs from…

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