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What is Sir Gawains true personality like Sir Gawain has two sides to his personality The first side to Sir Gawains personality is the way in which everyone else expects him to be Sir Gawain has a certain honor to uphold as the noblest knight of the Round Table Sir Gawain is expected to be chilvarous by being courageous loyal honest courteous the best at everything in which he attempts and have a strong will to resist temptations of evil nature Everyone believes Sir Gawain to be the perfect epitome of the knights The way that Sir Gawain shows his courage and nobility is by accepting the challenge given to the knights of the Round Table by the Green Knight Gawain accepts this challenge to release King Arthur King Arthur was faced with the challenge and humility because there was no response to the challenge from the knights before Sir Gawain accepted Sir Gawain also shows his loyalty and honesty by upholding his end of the challenge and making the journey to find the Green Knight and take his return blow of death from the axe The second side to Sir Gawains personality is the way that he is actually proven to be When Sir Gawain is tested by fate he reveals that he is just as human as anyone else and shouldnt be put on such a high pedestal of heroics Sir Gawain isnt as honest and courageous as everyone believes him to be Sir Gawain proves himself to be imperfect The way that Sir Gawain shows his imperfections is when he succumbs to Bercilaks wifes advances Sir Gawain accepts the green girdle from her and doesnt tell Bercilak Sir Gawain is breaking a pact between him and Bercilak and lies to him by omitting the gift from his gains won on that day Sir Gawain shows another flaw when he shrinks away from the Green Knights first attempted stroke from the axe Sir
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