What are the differences between Gawain and the Green Knight in the poem "Sir Gawain and The Green Knight"?
In "Sir Gawain and The Green Knight," there are many differences between Gawain and his nemesis. First, Gawain is a young and less experienced knight while the Green Knight is older, wiser, and more clever. Also, the Green Knight has an agenda from the beginning and Gawain is forced to play the Green Knight's mysterious game. The Green Knight is always in control of the situation and Gawain is truly at the mercy of that agenda. Gawain is being tested on all the merits of a good knight by one who is an experienced master. The two main characters are perfect for this coming-of-age story because they contrast each other perfectly as teacher and student.