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What Could We Learn From Sir Gawain I think we could learn a lot many things from Sir Gawain Sir Gawain is someone that I think everyone can relate to in some way He was placed under many tests and performed admirable in all but one of them It is that last test that made him seem human to me I think in order to learn from someone you have to try to walk a mile in his or her shoes I will describe in detail the parts of the story in which Sir Gawain excelled and why we should try to learn from him The first thing I thing we could learn from Sir Gawain is to always be ready to step up to a challenge In Part 1 of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Gawain challenges the Green Knight Gawain is the only Knight to accept the challenge for the King and does so without reservation He easily beheaded the magical man as stated in the following lines Gawain grips to his ax and gathers it aloft-- The left foot on the floor before him he set-- Brought it down deftly upon the bare neck That the shock of the sharp blow shivered the bones And cut the flesh cleanly and clove it in twain That the blade of bright steel bit into the ground The head was hewn off and fell to the floor Many found it at their feet as forth it rolled Unknown Part I 421-427 He didnt know the Green Knight was magical and probably thought it would be an easy task After all he was a Knight in the great King Authurs court For this I think Gawain shows strength bravery and loyalty The next thing we could learn from Sir Gawain is demonstrated on his trip to the Green Chapel Many a cliff must he climb in the country wild Far off from
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