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To be or not to be a Knight truly is the question presented through this story which is a tale of Gawains trials and tribulations on his journey to the Green Chapel First before acknowledging Gawain as being or not being a knight one must first know what a knight is In reference to the Pentangle a knight or Gawain must be first he was faultless in his five sensesNor found ever to fail in his five fingersAnd all his fealty was fixed upon the five woundsThat Christ got on the cross as the creed tells That all his force was founded on the five joysThat the high Queen of heaven had in her child The fifth of the five fives followed by the knightWere beneficence boundless and brotherly loveAnd pure mind and manners that none might impeachAnd compassion most precious-these peerless fiveWere forged and made fast in him foremost of men Ll 640-655This excerpt from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight demonstrates on what a knight should be when looked upon from the Pentangle mode of being a knight What pertain to the NaturalReal Realm would be the five senses and five fingers The five senses part is used to gain knowledge of the world and worldly wage The five fingers are the deeds that are done What pertain to the Religious Spiritual Christian Realm would be the faith in the five wounds of Christ would be Fealty and Force Fealty is the faithfulness in the five wounds of Christ Force or the force in battle is inspired by the five joys of Mary What pertain to the Chivalric Realm are Beneficence Brotherly Love Truth Pure Mind Manners and Pite Beneficence pertains to the generosity that the knight bestows Brotherly Love Truth pertains to the fellowship and truth in which the knight bestows Pure Mind pertains to the chastity that the knight shows through his encounters with women and their temptations Manners
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