Place is important in literature and in life. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, discuss the ways in which the author uses symbolic space to develop a theme explored in the text.
The places and settings in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight are important in terms of both the plot and themes. The tale begins and ends in King Arthur’s court, Camelot, which represents harmonious, legitimate social order. The Green Knight is out of place in Camelot, as he is not a knight of the Round Table, and his actions similarly indicate his displacement from the normal social order and the natural order: once beheaded, he does not die but lives on in an...
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