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In my reading I believe that the unknown author finds chivalry a very positive feature He seemed to find honor respect edicate and other traits a great way of life However in my opinion this man believed that these traits are just sometimes unattainable since were human In reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight it also appears that the author believed your life is above the value of everything First a noticeable example of this was the typical behavior Sir Gawain He seemed to abide by every code ever written in chivalry He was brave courageous and a gentleman He even stood up for his own king and took on the daring challenge of beheading a giant He also detested being called a coward especially since he believed he is a very brave soldier Another trait of Gawains devotion to chivalry is Gawain living up to his word and faceing the giant on New Years for his date to be be-headed Second was his respect of the home he stayed in As often as the Kings beautiful wife tried to seduce him Gawain wouldnt give in His respect and loyalty to the king shows again that he attempts to fulfill the code of chivalry Hes polite caring honest and fulfills the kings wishes of giving him whatever the kings wife gave Gawain However this is where Gawains chivalry falters Sir Gawain is only human He cant help that he fears death So as each day is drawing closer to his be-heading he becomes increasingly desperate When there was less then twenty-four hours before Gawains beheading he is given a magical sash According to the kings wife whoever wears the sash is protected from death As Gawain sees this as an opportunity to escape death he takes the sash and does not give it to the King In conclusion we see where chivalry cannot be attained It seems as if there are situations that are
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