But handsome, too, like any horseman worth his horse, for despite the bulk and brawn of his body his stomach and waist were slender and sleek.In fact in all features he was finely formedit seemed. This covetousness, in turn, caused him to break the terms of his agreement with Bertilak, proving himself dishonest. And I shall stand his blow unflinching on this floor,Provided you assign me the right to deal such a one in return. Based on Gawain’s words, he seems cheerful and unafraid. in answer to Arthur’s request, an unknown knight suddenly enters The withheld girdle caused Bertilak’s axe to break Gawain’s flesh just as Gawain’s covetousness for it caused his dishonesty in the exchange of winnings. The narrator of Sir Gawain begins his story after the fall of Troy - approximately 2000 years before the action begins. The stranger kneels down, bares his neck, and waits for the blow.
Therefore [the pentangle] suits this knight and his shining arms,For always faithful in five ways, and five times in each case,Gawain was reputed as virtuous, like refined gold,Devoid of all vice, and with all courtly virtues adorned. In addition to being a paragon of religious virtues, Gawain is a master of more secular virtue like the art of good manners, what in medieval romance was known as "courtoisie." to show the Green Knight that he understands the pact he has undertaken.
Lady Bertilak continues to push her sexual favors on Gawain. In the second stanza, the poet claims that he heard the original on the understanding that he gets to return the blow in exactly Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Part 2, lines 811-1125. . (924 - 927).
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