Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Part Two, Verses 35-45, Lines 811-1125 Summary and Analysis

Pearl-Poet

Part Two, Verses 35-45, Lines 811-1125 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Lord Bertilak: Lord of Hautdesert Castle who welcomes Gawain, and who will be later revealed as the Green Knight (not actually named until the end of the poem, but we will use this name earlier for convenience)

Lady Bertilak: the wife of Lord Bertilak, notable for her great beauty, who will later attempt to seduce Gawain

Old Crone: a woman who accompanies Lady Bertilak, and is as ugly as her companion is beautiful; occupies the place of honor at the celebrations, and later turns out to be the sorceress Morgan le Fay

Summary
The porter who has come to greet Gawain at the castle invokes the name of St. Peter. He then hurries off, and servants come to help...

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