Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Although there have been countless knights over the course of the Middle Ages, to this day still there are few who are more well-known than those of King Arthurs Round Table. As mentioned in the story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the fame of the Knights of the Round Table was renowned even in the time of King Arthur, which is rather uncommon. As the story goes, the Green Knight enters Kings Arthurs palace at Camelot at the time of New Years, and challenges any one of the Round Table Knights who is brave enough to accept to a deadly game. The Green Knight announces that whoever accepts his challenge will be allowed a single swing of the knights double-bladed axe if the challenger will take a return blow from the knight in exactly one year and one days time. At first it is King Arthur himself who accepts this mysterious knights challenge, for he knows no fear, as the poem mentions. Plus when this strange Green Knight first offers up his challenge and no one at the table moves, the knight doesnt even hesitate in mocking that court that is so famed throughout the lands, as stated by the knight, “Hah! Is this Arthurs house, hailed across the world, that fabled court? Where have your conquests gone to, and your pride, where is your anger, and those awesome boasts? And now the Round Tables fame and its feasting are done, thrown down at the sound of one mans words- and you sit there shaking- at words!”(Ll. 309-315) As Arthur moves to strike the Green Knight with his own axe, the noble Sir Gawain, Arthurs very own nephew, stops the king before he

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