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Chivalry in Gawain and the Green Knight

Mackley, J. S. (2011) Chivalry in Gawain and the Green Knight. Paper presented to: Medieval Siege Society Event, Welwyn Garden City, 2011-02-19.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract: Written in a Cheshire dialect, the fourteenth century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight tells a tale in the style of a romance of King Arthur’s Court when Camelot is in its infancy and what happens when Sir Gawain accepts a challenge from a mysterious Green Knight who comes to court at Christmas Time. This discussion considers the moral dilemma that Gawain faces and how his chivalry and courage are tested to the limit in a game to be played to the death, where he has not been told all the rules
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gawain, Medieval, chivalry, Green Knight, Gawain-poet, Pearl-poet
Creators: Mackley, J S
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Research Centres > Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
Date: 19 February 2011
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Medieval Siege Society Event
Event Title: Medieval Siege Society Event
Event Dates: 2011-02-19
Event Location: Welwyn Garden City
Event Type: Other
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: No

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