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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Author Information Background information Setting Characterization Themes General Plot Line Vocabulary Words
Author Information: Who is believed to be the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? The Pearl Poet What are the three medieval romances written by the Pearl Poet, and what TWO ideals did they all have in common? “The Pearl” “Patience” “Purity” 1.Quest/Test of knighthood 2.renewal/rebirth takes place for a character Who translated Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? Marie Borroff
General Information: Genre -Medieval romance-characteristics? (narrative poem) Damsel in distress, adventure, love, supernatural, kings, knights, etc. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was composed in what year? 1375
Historical Background Code of Chivalry: Definition What century was chivalry prevalent? Eleventh century What TWO values/virtues is the code based on? (examples) Christian values Warrior-like virtues
Historical Background Examples of chivalry being tested in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Examples of chivalry being followed throughout the story line.
Setting: Time: 11 th century when chivalry was popular Place: Camelot-New Year’s Eve Lord’s Castle in North Wales -the following Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. Green Chapel –New Year’s Day
Main characters: King Arthur Legend based off a Celtic warrior from the 5 th or early 6 th century. Excalibur/Merlin’s influence The Knights of the Round Table Role in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? Guinevere Sir Gawain The Green Knight The Lord of the Castle The Lady of the Castle
Motifs/Themes: Definition of Motif Definition of Theme -Live by the sword, die by the sword. -Admission of guilt/confessing -Chivalry (loyalty) -Appearance vs. reality -If something seems too good to be true, it probably is
General Questions about Plot Line What is a quatrain? What is the purpose of the quatrain? What is the rhyme scheme of the quatrains?
General Questions about Plot Line Identify supernatural elements in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? Identify Christian elements in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?
General Questions about Plot Line What is the definition of character flaw? What is an example of a character flaw in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?
General Questions about Plot Line Why did Sir Gawain take the place of King Arthur in the beheading game? (intrinsic and extrinsic) How did he get King Arthur to allow him to exchange places with him?
General Questions about Plot Line What were the terms of the beheading game? Explain why the Green Knight gave three “blows” to Sir Gawain. What did each represent?