Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Questions and Answers
by Pearl-Poet

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight book cover
Start Your Free Trial

Was the way the Green Knight tested Gawain's virtues at the castle fair?

Expert Answers info

Doug Stuva eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write1,750 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

I can't tell you whether or not the testing in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was fair.  You have to decide that for yourself.  All I can do is explain the tests, and give you some details to help you decide.

At the castle, Sir Gawain is tested by the Green Knight's wife.  She visits Gawain in his bed chamber and tries to seduce him.  He passes the...

(The entire section contains 195 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial