Why does the Green Knight challenge Sir Gawain?

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The Medieval tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight shows the importance of chivalry and honor.

The Green Knight, a pawn of Morgan Le Fay, challenges the Green Knight so as to play out the game which Le Fay has created so as to scare Guinevere.

Sir Gawain is a member of Arthur's Court. As a member of his court, he is required to uphold the code of the knight....

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