1234....Gawain is said to be Arthur’s most noble and faithful knight. Would you agree or disagree with that statement? Why? Please explain your answer in detail.
The seduction of Gawain by Lady Bertilak was an attempt to show flaw in Arthur’s servant and the whole chivalric system. Was this attempt successful or not? Explain your answer in detail.
Discuss two choices made by Gawain throughout the course of the poem. What were the consequences of these choices? If you were Gawain, would you have made these same choices? Why or why not? Please explain your answers in detail.
At the end of the story, Sir Gawain comments that many great men have met their demise because of a woman. What does he mean by this? How does this apply to Gawain and his search for the Green Knight?
When Gawain returns to Camelot he recounts his journey and his reason for wearing the green girdle across his shoulder. How do King Arthur and his men react to Gawain’s story? What does this say about the relationship between Arthur and his knights?
A correlation can be drawn between the superhuman powers of the Green Knight and those of Grendel in Beowulf. What similarities do the two "monsters" share? How are they different?
Do you think it is possible for man to always follow the "letter of the law"? Why or why not?
Two of the strongest symbols referenced in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight are the pentagle and the green girdle. Pick one and discuss its significance in the poem. What relevance might this symbol still hold in today’s world?
What would you have done differently if you were in Gawain’s position? Explain your answer in detail.
Do you think it is important to have "rules" or "laws" in society? Why or why not? Explain your answer in detail.