Will Sir Gawain pass or fail the test? What are hardships in terms of loyalty, honesty, and mortality Gawain faces?

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Despite being initially presented as a noble knight, Sir Gawain does in fact fail the test. He does not lose every battle, but he does, so to speak, lose the war.

Gawain's first test deals with courage. When the Green Knight appears at court asking for someone to take up his game, only Gawain accepts the challenge, proving he is the bravest in Camelot. He beheads the Green Knight, then agrees to accept a return blow come the next year. However, it is one thing to agree to die and another thing to face death, and it is in...

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