Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo - Chapter II, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Summary & Analysis

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Chapter II, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Summary

The New Year finds Gawain happy and the year passes happily. In the Harvest season, around Michaelmas's moon, Sir Gawain embarks on his journey, leaving on All Hallows eve. The court is concerned for him, but he reassures them. He leaves the next morning, equipped with items and armor and with a Mass said for him. He bears a five-pointed symbol known as the Endless Knot.

Gawain leaves, riding through Logres. He is alone, hunting for game. Only God accompanies him. He draws through Northern Wales, the wilderness of Wirral, and tries to find the Green Chapel. Gawain climbs cliffs in unknown countries, sleeping wherever he can, petitioning Mary for aid. One morning, while riding, he prays to God and Mary that he might hear the Mass and Matins...

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