Capable of deeds of great strength and courage Lines 145 to 148
Sir Gawin laid hold of the ax and he hefted it high, His pivot foot thrown forward before him on the floor, And then, swiftly, he slashed at the naked neck
National hero lines 240 to 245 ( narration )
On New Year's Day Gawain must go to meet the Green Knight, Wearing the green sash, he sets out before dawn. Gawin arrives at a wild, rugged place, where he sees no chapel but bears the sound of a blade being sharpened. Gawain calls out, and the Green Knight appears with a huge ax.
travels a vast setting lines 185 to 190
Gawain leaves on his quest to find the Green Chapel and fulfill his pledge. After riding through wild country and encountering many dangers, he comes upon a splendid castle.
shows humility lines 131 to 134
I myself am the weakest, of course, and in wit the most feeble; My life would be least missed, if we let out the truth. Only as you are my uncle have I any honor, For accepting you blood, I bear in my body slight virtue.
Great Warrior lines 293 to 298
The sharp blade slit to the flesh through the shiny hide, and red blood shot his shoulders and spattered the ground. and when Gawain saw his blood where it blinked in the snow he sprang from the man with a leap to the length of a spear; He snatched up his helmet swiftly and slapped it on, Shifted his shield into place with a jerk of his shoulders,.