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

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Chapter III, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Summary

The lord and his men ready for the hunt; they hear the Mass and eat a quick meal, rushing out in the early dawn. They have a hundred hunting dogs with them. The dogs find a deer and begin to chase it. The men shoot arrows and kill many of the deer. Gawain lies in bed still, asleep. The lady comes to awaken him and slips in his bed. She wakes him up and has a proposal for him. Gawain wants to get up but the lady will not let him; she then flatters him with praise and invites him to take his fill of her body.

Gawain claims that he is unworthy but the lady disagrees, admiring his prowess and excellence. Gawain is honored by her favor but...

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