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Explain how Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an example of medieval romance.

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Medieval romances are rooted in the tradition of Greek romances:

The stories, often about faithful lovers separated and reunited after perilous adventures, were carried on in the oral tradition. 

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is written in a style similar to the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

The early chronicle accounts of Arthur all contain the elements of love, mystery, adventure, and psychology that have now come to be associated with romance. 

These stories often dealt with chivalry (the most important piece of this tale), which is:

Heroic warfare [which included] chivalry: standards of conduct especially when dealing [with] someone on your same level.

Chivalry is also defined as,

The sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms.

They also can address themes of courtly love, bravery, a knight's prowess in battle, a dedication to the Virgin Mary, and psychology, as well as including the presence of...

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