Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo Setting & Symbolism

This Study Guide consists of approximately 26 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo.
This section contains 437 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo Study Guide

Medieval England

Medieval England is the country setting of all three poems.

Camelot

The famed kingdom of Arthur and Guinevere, and the home of Sir Gawain.

Arthur's Court

The opening setting of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight where the Green Knight challenges the Knights of the Round Table, Gawain decapitates him and where Gawain returns in shame at the end of the poem.

Hautdesert's Castle

The castle near the Green Chapel where Sir Gawain stays for several days at the behest of the lord of the castle, who turns out to be not only the Green Knight but Bertilak de Hautdesert.

The Green Chapel

The supposed dwelling of the Green Knight.

Mass and Matins

Two major Christian worship services that Sir Gawain participates in at numerous points throughout Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

The Green Knight's Axe

The Green Knight has a mighty Danish Axe which...

(read more)

This section contains 437 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.