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Lesson 14 Activity: Judging Gawain Essay

  • Submitted by: anonymous
  • on August 3, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 499 words

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Answer these questions using QAR
1. Read over each question.
2. Think back (or reread) the text and create a valid, clear, and focused response.
3. Identify the relationship—where did you find your evidence?
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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.
I would agree with this because he has a reputation for courtesy and good behavior

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.
No! because the seduction failed, in that Bertilak’s wife only got a few kisses from Gawain, nothing more.
The only thing that succeeded was the green girdle but it wasn’t really a seduction.
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.
The Commitment was to face the green knight, Another would be his refusal to sleep with the seductive wife of his host.
I probably wouldn't commit myself to face the green knight but I wouldn’t slept with the seductive wife either.
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?
Gawain did not meet his demise, but failed to live up to his idea of knighthood because of his host's wife.
Gawain did not yield to sexual temptation, he did yield to accepting the green girdle which he thought might save his life and did not turn it over to his host.
When Gawain returns to Camelot he recounts his journey and his reason for wearing the green girdle across his shoulder. How do...

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