Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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"That he dares stoutly exchange one stroke for another" (Line 69).
The green knight comes to the court of King Arthur with a challenge.
Sir Gawain steps in to accept the challenge in place of King Arthur.
"And since I have asked for it first, let it fall to me" (Line 141).
"Gawain leaves on his quest to find the Green Chapel and fulfill his pledge" (216).
Sir Gawain sets off to fulfill his pact with the green knight. He encounters many foes on his way.
"The lord of the castle welcomes Gawain and invites him to stay for a few days" (216).
Sir Gawain comes across a host and his lady who say they know where to find the Green Chapel and will tell him soon.
The lady tries to seduce Sir Gawain, but being the loyal knight that he is, tells the host of everything that happens, except for the sash he receives.
"I'll give you merely this sash that's of slighter value" (Line 210).
"Since now you're confessed so clean... I consider you polished as white" (Lines 383-385).
Gawain reaches the Green Chapel. The Green Knight does not return the beheading, but instead says he allows Gawain to live because of his loyalty and can't punish him for his will to live.
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