Essays Tagged: "Gawain"

The books Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, both translated by Burton Raffel and the movie Star Wars by George Lucas have mythical heroes according to the monomyth process.

and tests, the triumph, emergence, return, and a new power or knowledge. The books Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, both translated by Burton Raffel and the movie Star Wars by George Luca ... man who wishes to prove himself a hero. Beowulf, a brave warrior, must defeat various monsters. Sir Gawain, a gallant knight, puts his own virtues to the test when he agrees to exchange blows with the ...

(3 pages) 128 1 3.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chivalry. Refers to "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"

h when I think about them - is American just a scam? Where did all the honor and respect go?In 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' Gawain made a promise to the huntsman to give him whatever gifts he re ... ay in exchange for whatever gifts the huntsman received that day. On the third and final day of Sir Gawain's visit, he received a green girdle from the huntsman's wife, who was his secret lover. The o ...

(4 pages) 144 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A comparative essay on "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" with focus on the impossibility of fulfilling the chivalric code

Comparative Essay onSir Gawain and the Green Knight and Monty Python and the Holy GrailIt is impossible for a human being to ... ence, temperance, fortitude, faith, hope and charity.Monty Python and the Holy Grail as well as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight demonstrates the problematic nature of chastity. As Sir Galahad (Monty P ... ughts and almost failing to keep his chastity shows the impossibility of being a perfect knight.Sir Gawain is going through a similar situation, but since Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a parody, ...

(4 pages) 93 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Beowulf and Sir Gawain's Heroism, as a Literary Archetype.

n literature that readers often can predict the outcome of novels based on it. Upon analysis of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight and Beowulf, I noticed the archetypal heroic qualities characters Sir Ga ... d keeps Beowulf from quitting at a time that any average person would have been most likely to. Sir Gawain also shows a similar bravery in his acceptance of The Green Knight's challenge in Sir Gawain ...

(9 pages) 154 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Can Middle English Romances be considered popular and non-courtly? Discuss

an more towards the older genre of Germanic heroic poetry than the French Courtly romance genre.Sir Gawain and the Green Knight written by an unknown author in the 14th century is an example of a Midd ... ccordance with chivalric codes. The perfect ideal of chivalry is epitomised in the character of Sir Gawain. He is described as 'noble' and 'goodly' on more than one occasion, giving the reader a posit ...

(6 pages) 50 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Early Civilizations Through Literature

-Saxon leadership, the chivalric loyalty to one's king is most apparent in the Medieval period. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight express the kinship from a knight to his king when Sir Gawain offers, "M ... hought, the overwhelming presence of an impersonal fate is absent from the period's literature. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight emphasizes the importance of Christianity by saying, " 'No, by God /,' s ...

(5 pages) 85 0 4.4 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Mary Stewart's The Wicked Day

dred was unaware of his true parentage until his teens. Known to the public, including his brothers Gawain, Agravain, Gaheris, and Gareth, as King Lot's bastard son, he was brought up in Morgause's ho ... ionship between Arthur and his knights. This work gives scant attention to Arthur's friendship with Gawain, whose characteristic temper causes more trouble than his loyalty resolves. Lancelot does not ...

(3 pages) 13 0 1.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Beowulf, Sir Gawain and King Arthur - Three Heroes

The three heroes discussed here, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and King Arthur, are heroes for different reasons. Beowulf, our earliest hero, is brave but h ... s. Beowulf, our earliest hero, is brave but his motivation is different than then other two. To Sir Gawain personal honor and valor is what is important. King Arthur, Sir Gawain's uncle, is naturally ... e is a great warrior. Beowulf's heroism belongs to a different time than that of King Arthur or Sir Gawain. For that reason his bragging about his prowess might seem decidedly unheroic. When he tells ...

(4 pages) 45 0 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Chilvalry in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

In the second half of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain is forced to prove his ideals through series of tests given to h ... t two tests, but seems fails the third, proving that even the most noble of knights has his faults. Gawain is forced to face a serious conflict within himself between his desire for self-preservation, ... ourtly obligations, and his responsibilities as a knight.Throughout the story, the author describes Gawain as being the bravest of Arthur's great knights. He is the first person to volunteer to accept ...

(5 pages) 63 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The author of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight's" view on chvialry.

s man believed that these traits are just sometimes unattainable since we're human. In reading "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", it also appears that the author believed your life is above the value ... e is above the value of everything.First, a noticeable example of this was the typical behavior Sir Gawain. He seemed to abide by every code ever written in chivalry. He was brave, courageous, and a g ...

(1 pages) 30 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Arthurian Legend

leaving Arthur's realm short of honorable defenders. The quest was tried by many knights including Gawain and Lancelot, but because neither was completely pure of heart they were not allowed to find ... cret delight, Lancelot returns to save Guinevere, but in the process, accidentally kills two of Sir Gawain's brothers.Gawain demands that Lancelot be punished for his crimes, and Arthur must wage a wa ...

(4 pages) 1369 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Comparison between "Beowulf" and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"

Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:The Importance of Literary Genre and Time Difference"They said that of a ... This is a description of the great king Beowulf, from the epic poem of the same name. "…Sir Gawain you are, / Whom all the world worships, whereso you ride; / Your honor, your courtesy are hig ... / Your honor, your courtesy are higest acclaimed / By lords and by ladies, by all living men," (Sir Gawain 139 ln. 1226-29). This is a description of Sir Gawain, from the romantic poem Sir Gawain and ...

(5 pages) 33 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Camelot: The Archetypal EnvironmentIn Sir Gawain

ess and fame, a structured hierarchy and, most of all, is the familiar, welcoming environment which Gawain ultimately chooses. Arthur's fame is world renown as it is compared with the Roman Empire or ... ssing games and the generous king and queen sit "ever the highest for the worthiest" (21) with good Gawain at the lady's side.King Arthur invites all, including the Green Knight, with generosity and r ...

(2 pages) 527 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison of honor

d people would do anything to protect what honor they had. The three poems The Franklin's Tale, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Sir Orfeo all have honor as a central theme in the stories they tel ... , while in Sir Orfeo his love for his wife seems to push honor aside. The honor that is seen in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the honor for one's own beliefs and standards but hope, in the end, o ...

(8 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Don quixote and le morte d art

and motive. But nearly all of Malory's knights swam in immorality - Launcelot was a cuckolder, Sir Gawain has been depicted as "cowardly, depraved, cruel and treacherous"(The Knightly Tales of Sir Ga ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Adjustments To Devolopment

s lord and lady can prove to be imperfect when tested of their personal ability and conscience. Sir Gawain, a noble knight, has gained a lot of experience from his journey to meet the Green Knight at ... t the Green Knight at the Green Chapel; learning that it was all planned by Morgana Le Fay to prove Gawain's cowardice with the challenge of the Green Knight. He has come to realize his own imperfecti ...

(5 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf vs. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Formal Response

Beowulf vs. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Formal Response Essay) When comparing the two stories of Beowul ... the Green Knight (Formal Response Essay) When comparing the two stories of Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one can see many similarities and differences. In the following paragra ... setting is in the marsh where in which Grendel and his mother lived. Like Beowulf, the story of Sir Gawain had a strange setting in a castle. Also, in both stories, the main characters have an evil en ...

(1 pages) 2855 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Bits and Pieces of King Arthur and His Knights         Sir

it was easier than "Merlin". The plot was unfamiliar which made the story more understandable. Sir Gawain met a knight named Sir Pelleas. "and he loveth a great lady in this country, and her name is ... this country, and her name is Ettard" (43). Sir Pelleas did not feel loved back from Ettard so Sir Gawain devised a plan where he would go and tell her that he killed Sir Pelleas. He would then go to ...

(3 pages) 992 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Chivalry in Sir Gawain

Chivalry is a major value to all of the characters in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Everyone lives by the code of chivalry, even if sometimes it means not ... revealing their true feelings. Chivalry is very similar to morality. The values of chivalry in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight are almost identical to the moral values one would find in the bible It ... st identical to the moral values one would find in the bible It seems chivalrous first of all, that Gawain asks to stand in for King Arthur in the challenge the green knight presents. It seems to me t ...

(1 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Duty Arises Spontaneously Out of Love

harlemagne's rear guard of The Song of Roland or the Prince of Troy in Homer's epic the Illiad, Sir Gawain in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, or Arjune in Bhagavad Gita, a sense of duty that arose sp ... Court were the epitome of virtue during the middle ages, but one knight stands above all others.Sir Gawain is King Arthur's nephew and the youngest knight of Knights of the Round Table who were bound ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature