King Arthur

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King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Green Knight, and Sir Gawain are all admirble knights, but thats not what is importtant; the actions that made them admirble are. In the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sir Gawain is more admirble. Reason one is that the Green Knight is already a known knight sir Gawain is a non-known knght. The following quote shows that " I am the weakest, the most wanting of wisdom, i know, / And my life, if lost, would be least missed." (154-155). This quote relates on the fact that he is taking the place of his king when he is not a Beowulf of knights, or known, nor a strong knight. Another reason on why Sir Gawain is more admirble is that he would not accept the ladies seducing or gifts. These next quotes state this " For two days, while the lord is/ hunting, the lady of the castle attempts to seduce Gawain,/ but Gawain nobly rejects her advances."(prolog). "She proffered him a rich ring wrought in red gold... But the courteous man declined it." (243-247). This relates because it says he was nobel, and by him not accepting the gifts makes him loyal. Admirble knights are both nobel and loyal. The final reason on why sir Gawain is more admirble is that even though he is not the best knight he still accepts the game, and goes to look for the Green Knight. This Quote relates to that "as the end of the next year apporaches, Sir Gawain sets out/ on his horse Gringolet to seek the Green Knight." (prolog). This relates on the level that he had enough loyalty to the game and the Green Knight to go out on his journey. He stuck true to his word which is very admirble. Being an admirble knight is one thing but the steps taken to become admirble are much greater. In this poem Sir Gawain is more admirble, because he arose to the challenges brought to him on his…...

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