Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Comparison Essay

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Daysie Lopez Stater Period 4 November 29, 2014 Rough Draft for Compare and Contrast Essay “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and “Le Morte d’Arthur” are both epic tales from the medieval time era which means it is easy to spot the many similarities within both of these stories, but they were written differently thus creating contrasting elements. For example, both stories do exhibit general characteristics of heroism (courage, loyalty and honesty), but in very different ways. Also, since both stories are epic romances, we see what the values of a hero really are. Lastly, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” puts off a light-hearted tone, while “Le Morte d’Arthur” shows us the gory side of Arthurian romances, giving us a taste of revenge and jealousy.…show more content…
Being born in to royalty is not enough for young Sir Gawain. In this romance, he shows us what courage is all about. Wanting to prove himself to King Arthur, Sir Gawain steps up to the plate and accepts the challenge that the Green Knight poses. Sir Gawain remained loyal in this story all the way up to the near ending when he lied about the green sash that the lady had given him. But, when he was caught in the lie by the Green Knight (who was the Lord in disguise) he demonstrated courtesy by being polite and owning up to his mistake. Sir Gawain is like a fallen angel who is trying to do the right thing. He had the best intentions and his heart was in the right place, but at the end of it all he messed

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