Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Essay | Sir Gawain's Shield and the Quest for Perfection

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Sir Gawain's Shield and the Quest for Perfection

Summary: Discusses the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Describes it as a religious allegory full of Christian symbolism with the central message of sin, forgiveness, and redemption.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a religious allegory full of Christian symbolism with the central message of sin, forgiveness, and redemption. The poem is a great story of virtues, trust and honor. It's an Arthurian romance in which Sir Gawain carries a shield on his chest in his quest for Green Knight. Gawain's shield has two images, a picture of Virgin Mary on the inside and "Painted upon his shield is a five-pointed star (pentangle). He is a perfect knight who realizes that it is important to be a good Christian The image of Mary inside this shield conveys that Gawain never loses heart and the detailed description of the pentangle is a key for proper understanding of the poem's message.

"The poet spells out the significance of the five points on the pentangle for the reader in lines 640-...

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