Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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  • "His pivot foot thrown forward before him on the floor, And then, swiftly, he slashed at the naked neck;" (line 147-148)
  • Gawain accepts the Green Knight's covenant and chops off the Green Knight's head.
  • "Many men know me, the Knight of the Green Chapel; Therefore if you seek to find me, you shall not fail." (line 178-179) 
  • Gawain sets out through the wilderness in search of the Green Chapel.
  • Gawain sleeps late in bed chambers and the lord's wife sneaks in to seduce him.
  • “If taking my ring would be wrong on account of its worth, And being so much in my debt would be bothersome to you, I’ll give you merely this sash that’s of slighter value.” (line 200-202)
  • "And she pressed the sash upon him and begged him to take it, And Gawain did, and she gave him the gift with great pleasure And begged him, for her sake, to say not a word," (line 232-234)
  • The lady kisses Gawain three times and asks for a love token.
  • "Quickly then the man in the green made ready, Grabbed up his keen-ground ax to strike Sir Gawain;" (line 241-242)
  • On New Year's Day, Gawain sets off with Gringolet to seek the Green Knight.
  • "And now, come on, let’s both go back to my castle And finish the New Year’s revels with feasting and joy, not strife," (line 377-378)
  • Gawain returns to Arthur's court where all the knights wear girdles to show their support.
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