Why did Sir Garwain flinch when the ax was swung?
Concerning Sir Gawain's flinch in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, wouldn't you? A big ax is being brought down toward his neck by a giant green man with the intent of chopping his head off. It shouldn't surprise you that he flinches. Flinching is a natural human reaction in this situation.
And that's the point. The poem is...
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