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Essay | Life and Death in Sir Gawain

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Life and Death in Sir Gawain

Summary: Explores the forces of civilization and the forces of nature depicted in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Explains the symbolic portrayal of the Green Knight and the significance of the seasons used by the author, the meaning of the old and young woman holding hands, the game which Sir Gawain and the castle's host play, and the seduction methods of the Green Knight's wife.
Life and death is the basis of all existence, one must be at peace with both in order to be at peace with oneself. The anonymous author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, used, as many writers of that era, the fictional context of King Arthur and his Court in order to get his message through more easily, the message of life and death, pagan and Christian values, the forces of civilization and the forces of nature. In this essay, I will emphasize the procreative and destructive forces at work in this timeless poetic masterpiece, which allows the reader to better understand the inevitable phenomena in life. I will begin by explaining the symbolic portrayal of the Green Knight. I will follow by explaining the significance of the seasons used by the author, the meaning of the old and young woman holding hands...

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