As the Green Knight explain to King Arthur that he was not interested in hanging around but rather came because Arthur’s knights and Camelot have a reputation for being the best, the tone of established is admiration. Utilizing words like “honorable,” “eager,” and “valiant,” the Green Knight praise Arthur’s knights who he heard was ready to take on any challenge. The effect that it has upon other characters is that it show how a foreign man was able to recognize their abilities as one of the elite and it put more pressure on them to maintain their reputation.
Imagery “he swept around his beard to see who would rise”
“he coughed then loudly”
“with laugh so loud that their lord was angered”
The tone Green knight exhibit is sarcasm. While