Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

* Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is laid out in one-hundred and two stanzas, whereas the first quarter of the epic has twenty-one stanzas.

* The story opens with a focus on the setting.

* It begins with the siege and assault at Troy, the rise of the Roman Empire, and its expansion across Europe to Britain.

* Britain rose under Felix Brutus with bold men and many marvels, including King Arthur.

* King Arthur is in Camelot at Christmas at the Round Table with his men, who had been feasting.

* The author describes the feast of twelve days until New Year.

* There were competitions for prizes, debates, and merriment.

* Arthur was noble, waiting to eat until others had been served.

* He did this in part to gather news of the realm beforehand.

* Sir Gawain stands near Guinevere with Agravain a la Dure Main...

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