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An Exegesis of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Summary: Relates the plot of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" to the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Examines the power of the Roman Catholic Church during Medieval Times.
In medieval times, the Catholic Church asserts the most power and knowledge of any other body in England. Under these circumstances, the clergy require that all legitimate and mass-produced writings be filled with religious reference. The exegesis frequented these writings. An exegesis relates content to the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As the late Middle Ages emerged(even though literature had a broader vista of writers), religious elements in writings remained common. For example, the legend of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" tells the story of one of King Arthur's knights and his struggle to uphold his honor and the sacred code of chivalry. Near "the Yuletide Season" Arthur and his knights feast in the king's court when a mysterious knight aglow in green comes in and asks for a boon. The stranger proposes to have one...

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