Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Questions and Answers
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“A man who’s true to his word, / there’s nothing he needs to fear. “ The Green Knight says this to Gawain after he reveals how Gawain has been tricked.  What do you think of this idea?

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a medieval romance.  It is escapist in nature.  It's not supposed to be realistic.  It is anything but.  The work is idealistic, filled with the imaginary, created, chivalric code common in medieval literature. 

Works like this one don't include characters that are like actual human beings.  No society ever lived under the chivalric code.  It is...

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