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In the medieval time period knights dedicated their lives to following the code of chivalry Chivalry is a knightly skill or qualities of and ideal knight In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight courtly love is used to test the loyalty and faith of Sir Gawain Courtly love is a code of behavior between lovers Sir Lancelots acts of loyalty and bravery were also tested in Le Morte d Arthur King Arthurs chivalrous acts were tested as well In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Gawain shows loyalty to his lord by taking the challenge of the Green Knight after King Arthur foolishly accepted the challenge Then Gawain at Guineveres side Made to the King a sign I beseech you Sire he said Let this game be mine Because Gawain knows it can be humiliating for the King to get into the ax fight and lose Gawain saves him This act of protecting the Kings reputation is also an act of chivalry Judging by this situation Gawain really shows he is chivalrous Sir Launcelots acts of loyalty bravery and loyalty to King Arthur were tested in Le Morte d Arthur Sir Lancelot had to do battle with one of the Kings own blood He proved his loyalty to the King many times especially when he went to the King asking for his permission to fight Gawain He said My lord King Arthur it is with a heavy heart that I set forth to do battle with one of your own blood King Arthur also showed chivalry in Le Morte d Arthur when Sir Modred and King Arthur were to fight Arthur was told that if he fought Modred Arthur would die Regardless Arthur fought Modred He knew his army was smaller but still went through with the battle King Arthurs army were the smaller their courage was the higher confident as they were of the righteousness of their cause Without stint they
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