Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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  • The Green Knight arrives at King Arthur's castle, taunting the men to take his challenge. The challenge being that they each take a swing at each other with an axe.
  • Sir Gawain takes the challenge against the Green Knight and cuts off his head. However, the Green Knight picks up his head and leaves.
  • A year later, Gawain sets out to find the Green Knight but stops at a castle to rest. At the castle, he makes another deal with the Lord of the house.
  • The first and second day, Gawain keeps his half of the deal. Until the third day, he keeps the green girdle, in hopes that it saves his life. 
  • Gawain finds the Green Knight. The Knight takes 3 attempts to hit Gawain as a symbol of his dishonesty with the Lord of the house.
  • The Green Knight reveals that he is the Lord of the Castle and sends Gawain away with the green girdle as a symbol of his adventure and lesson he learned.
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