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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a very powerful story that tells us about the values admired in the medieval period It can be seen through the main character that something of great importance was the demeanor of a person depending on their social statues These people had to conform to the principles and standards set by society Sir Gawain was a knight who was famous in the place where he lived and such fame reached other places leaving those questioning about his character and the acts for what he was famous The Green Knight was this person who started questioning about Sir Gawain values He tricked him to see if he was the person that many described as strong loyal firm brave and courageous Therefore he planned his ideas to test Sir Gawains character As a result the Green Knight was convinced that this man was what people said that he was At the end of the story the Green Knight congratulates him for his firmness and his courage The Green Knight in this case represents society He has his eyes fixed on someone who calls himself to be the strongest and most noble knight Therefore the Green Knight has to make sure that he is the strongest and most noble knight Sir Gawain represents the social status of a person So now we have society and social status society gives someone a social status and society wants to prove if they own that status In the medieval life it was important that all these people who had a higher rank to act as if they had that rank They were not expected to act inferior or superior to their rank but act as people who own that rank It can be deduced from the story that action was more important than words Here if someone said that they were something this society had to
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