Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Part Two, Verses 22-34, Lines 491-810 Summary and Analysis

Pearl-Poet

Part Two, Verses 22-34, Lines 491-810 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Gringolet: Gawain’s horse

Peter: the porter who welcomes Gawain to Hautdesert Castle

Summary
The year passes quickly. Gawain celebrates at the court of Arthur on November 1, All Saints’ Day. On the following day, All Souls’ Day, he takes leave of his companions and sets out on his horse Gringolet to find the Green Knight.

Gawain wears splendid armor, and his shield is adorned with the symbol of the pentangle painted in red gold on the outside and a picture of the Virgin Mary on the inside. The narrator describes the symbolic meaning of the pentangle, which he said was conceived by Solomon. It is called by the English, he says, “the endless...

(The entire section is 734 words.)