How does Sir Gawain and the Green Knight juxtapose the Lady Bertilak with the three hunted animals?

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Let us remember that there is a direct correlation between the test that Gawain faces and the hunts that Bertilak embarks upon. The test is first set up the night before Bertilak goes on his first hunt, and over the next three days, Bertilak will give what he kills to Gawain, who must, because of the chivalric code, return it with a gift of his own.

The first day, does (female deer) are hunted, which of course are juxtaposed very closely to the position of Gawain himself. Gawain at this point is courteous and has not resisted his captivity. We are told that the deer are being "driven...

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