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

Pearl-Poet

Part Two, Verses 35-45, Lines 811-1125 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Where do the courtiers take Gawain on his arrival at Hautdesert Castle?

2. What color is the beard of Lord Bertilak?

3. Where does Gawain go after meeting Bertilak?

4. Who accompanies Lady Bertilak when she goes to meet Gawain?

5. Who is paired with Gawain at mealtime on the day after his arrival at Hautdesert Castle?

6. Who sits in the place of highest honor at mealtime on the day after Gawain’s arrival at Hautdesert Castle?

7. Why does Gawain, at first, not accept the invitation to stay longer at the castle?

8. How long does Gawain agree to stay at Hautdesert Castle?

9. What, according his agreement with Bertilak, will Gawain receive?

10. What, according to his agreement with Bertilak, must Gawain give in return?

Answers
1. The courtiers take Gawain into the main hall after he arrives at Hautdesert Castle.

2. The beard of Lord Bertilak is the hue of a beaver’s pelt.

3. After meeting Bertilak, Gawain goes to a splendid room to change clothes.

4. An old crone accompanies Lady Bertilak when she goes to meet Gawain.

5. Lady Bertilak is paired with Gawain at mealtime on the day of his arrival at Hautdesert Castle.

6. The old crone sits in the place of highest honor at mealtime on the day after Gawain’s arrival at Hautdesert Castle.

7. Gawain does not accept the invitation to stay longer, because he has little time to find the Green Chapel.

8. Gawain agrees to stay at Hautdesert Castle for three days.

9. According to his agreement with Bertilak, Gawain will receive whatever game Bertilak brings back from hunting.

10. According to his agreement with Bertilak, Gawain must give Bertilak whatever he obtains during the day.