How does Sir Gawain show loyalty and display courage in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?
Gawain is arguably the loyalest and most courageous knight in King Arthur's court in this incarnation. At the beginning of the story, the mysterious Green Knight comes to Camelot and asks for a volunteer—someone who will meet him in a duel. Nobody in the court wants to volunteer until such time as King Arthur says that he will do so himself. Gawain displays great...
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there are 3 types of loyalty in romances. loyalty to God, Lord or king and the lady. Gawain shows loyalty to 3 of them at the same time. the first one is while he's trying to preserve the reputation of Camelot, that's why he takes up a quest like that even though he knows he is limited in strength than the others, the second one is to the Bertilak/Green knight, he is loyal to Green knight because he comes to search for him even though he knows that he will taste the death. he shows loyalty to Bertilak- noble, generous host- because he is still immature, an unexperienced knight after all that's also one of the reasons that he takes up the quest because he has to prove his courage, and he is ready to do anything that his "lord" in green chapel wants. Bertilak also wants to test him and makes up a game to exchange all the things that they gain. Here we again can see the loyalty element as sir gawain returns all he gets to Bertilak honestly. Lastly To the lady Bertilak, Secrecy in romance is so important to protect the honour of the lady so that's why he does not revel anything that lady does to defend him and also as he should be under the service of lady, he both becomes loyal to her and fulfills his duty to his lady.