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A medieval romance is when a hero undertakes a perilous journey in search of something of great value It must model a chivalric hero and teach a moral lesson Two medieval romances are Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Le Morte Darthur howeverI think that Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the more perfect of the two The theme of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is shown by courtly love vs chivalric code The Green Knight sets up a plan to test Sir Gawains courage and loyalty by having his lady try and seduce him for three days The deal between Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was that whatever Sir Gawain received throughout the day from the lady the Green Knight in return would receive them from Sir Gawain Courtly love vs chivalric code means that the theme represents a conflict between love for a woman and loyalty toward a lord Sir Gawain gave the Green Knight everything that the lady had given him except for the green sash It was given to him to remember the lady by and he was told that if he kept it it would protect him In order to stay protected from the Green Knight when he was going to get a blow to the head he kept the green sash For the man who goes to battle in this green lace As long as he kept it looped around him No man under Heaven can hurt him whoever may try For nothing on earth however uncanny can kill him As a result Sir Gawain was nicked in the neck by the two-bladed ax She drove Sir Gawain to have no choice but to either take everything she offered or completely refuse her The theme in Le Morte Darthur is solidarity vs bondedness which is any one who is not a knight of the round table fighting one or all of the knights of
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