Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Part Four, Verses 80-87, Lines 1998-2211 Summary and Analysis

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Part Four, Verses 80-87, Lines 1998-2211 Summary and Analysis

New Character:
Gawain’s Guide: servant who accompanies Gawain from the castle Haupdesert to the Green Knight

Summary
Gawain awakes on a bleak, snowy day. After summoning his guide to take him to the Green Chapel, he puts on his armor. Along with his coat, he wraps the green sash about him, then sets out on what he thinks will be his final journey.

As they approach the Green Chapel, the guide tells Gawain that he dares go no further. The Green Knight, he tells Gawain, is known for his fierceness and his cruelty. No man, the guide says, can stand up to the Green Knight in battle, and everyone who goes to the Green Chapel is killed.

The guide himself, he tells Gawain,...

(The entire section is 500 words.)