English: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Conference

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English: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Conference
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  1. Explain and give an example of:
    Beheading Contest
    The Beheading Contest is a Christmas game that the Green Knight challenges the knights to. The rules are that him and a knight will have an exchange of blows. The GK will remain completely unarmed. Someone can hit his neck once with an ax and in return he gets to strike that person back.

    Ex:
  2. Explain and give an example of:
    Temptation of a Hero
    SG is left alone with the host's wife while the host goes hunting. It's almost as if the host is setting himself up to be cheated on.
  3. Explain and give an example of:
    Exchange of Gifts
    When SG is on his journey to the Green Chapel, he stops at a castle and asks for a place to rest. The host tells him to stay and strikes up a bargain with him. SG must stay at the castle with the host's wife and the host will go hunting.
  4. What types of themes are the Beheading Game and Temptation?
    Ancient Celtic Themes
  5. What is the purpose of all 3 Medieval Plots?
    To test the worth of the Christian Knight
  6. Describe the poem in 4 phrases
    • Comic
    • Satirical
    • Medieval comedy of manners
    • Christian viewpoint
  7. Purpose:
    What societal issue does the poem reflect upon for the Middle Ages?
    Chivalry dying out
  8. Purpose:
    What is the message to Gawain at the end?
  9. Purpose:
    Why doesn't the Green Knight kill him?
  10. Non-Physical Ideals of Knighthood:
    Courage
  11. Non-Physical Ideals of Knighthood:
    Humility
  12. Non-Physical Ideals of Knighthood:
    Courtesy
  13. Literary Device Definition & Example:
    Foreshadowing
  14. Literary Device Definition & Example:
    Bob and Wheel
    A Bob and Wheel is a small part of a paragraph that reoccurs after every stanza. It's pattern is usually rhyming.

    Ex:
  15. Literary Device Example:
    Themes
    The theme of this story is that everyone mistakes and that everyone should be forgiven. The GK realizes that SG made a mistake and forgives him for kissing his wife.
  16. Literary Device Example:
    Symbols
    The Holly Branch that the Green Knight is carrying in Stanza 12, symbolizes that he is making a peaceful entry and doesn't plan on starting a war.
  17. What is Medieval Romance?
    A tale that can include a religious crusade, a conquest for the knight's liege and lord, or the rescue of a captive lady
  18. How does Medieval Romance connect to the story?
    Sir Gawain is attempting to defeat the Green Knight for King Arthur.
  19. Characterization of Medieval Romance Examples:
    Chivalry
  20. Characterization of Medieval Romance Examples:
    The hero-knight and his noble deeds
  21. Characterization of Medieval Romance Examples:
    Knight's love for his lady
  22. Characterization of Medieval Romance Examples:
    Mystery/Suspense from Supernatural Elements
    The SG thought that the GK would die when he cut his head off, but instead when GK's head fell off, he picked it up and rode away on his horse.
  23. Characterization of Medieval Romance Examples:
    Concealed or disguised identity
  24. Characterization of Medieval Romance Examples:
    Repetition of the mystical number 3
    The number three occurs with the 3 days of hunting, the 3 swings, and the 3 kisses. The number 3 has a deeper meaning though that has to do with Body, Soul, and Spirit.
  25. Characteristics of a hero-knight:
    Explain and Give an example:
    After meeting an extraordinary challenge, he claims his right
  26. Characteristics of a hero-knight:
    Explain and Give an example:
    His triumph benefits his nation or group
  27. What language is the poem written in?
    Middle english

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