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For a project on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, I have to come up with a "MOTTO" that connects to my character.  Any Ideas? I am making a shield.

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If your character is the Green Knight, you might consider a coat of arms that includes attributes that signify what the Green Knight represents. The Green Knight has often been compared to the figure of the "Green Man" which has roots in ancient Pagan culture as well as similar symbols in the older civilizations of the Middle East. The Green Man represented nature (trees, grass, etc.) and in keeping with the figure in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, regeneration is a particularly important theme. Those are some things to consider: vegetation, the color green, nature (trees), regeneration.

The color gold is also significant because it is associated with Sir Bertilak and his wife. (Sir Bertilak is the Green Knight).

In general, the Green Knight represents a challenge for Gawain: a test of Gawain's loyalty. If Gawain had been pure of heart (honest), he would have given Bertilak the life-saving belt during their agreed exchange (following Bertilak's last hunt). Since the test involved an axe...

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Thanks...now I need to quote from Green Knight.  I am looking for where it says that the Green Knight comes in peace, but Arthur's men challenge him. 

I cant find the lines.  Do you know which lines it says this?

 

dobarker | Student

That is great, but my character is the Green Knight......so I need something focussed around him.