History Literature / SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight

22nd Aug '16 1:42:00 PM Gregzilla
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22nd Aug '16 1:41:21 PM Gregzilla
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* NeverLiveItDown: Gawain's fate if he doesn't answer the Green Knight's challenge on the appointed date.

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* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. Gawain's fate if he doesn't answer the Green Knight's challenge on the appointed date.
13th May '16 8:06:43 AM USABobcat
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In the tale, the knight challenges Arthur's court to a game: any of the knights there at the Round Table could strike the Green Knight one blow with an axe. In return, the knight would have to allow the Green Knight a similar blow in one year's time. Arthur's knights, being somewhat GenreSavvy, are hesitant to agree to such an obvious trap. In response, The Green Knight casts aspersions on their manhood and chivalry, which then prompts Gawain to accept the challenge.

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In the tale, the knight challenges Arthur's court to a game: any of the knights there at the Round Table could strike the Green Knight one blow with an axe. In return, the knight would have to allow the Green Knight a similar blow in one year's time. Arthur's knights, being somewhat GenreSavvy, are hesitant to agree to such an obvious trap. In response, The Green Knight casts aspersions on their manhood and chivalry, at which then prompts Gawain point Arthur himself steps up to accept take the challenge.
challenge. Gawain, realizing that he's much more expendable than the King himself, does the noble thing and jumps up to take Arthur's place.
5th May '16 2:17:46 PM margdean56
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The paperback cover for Tolkien's edition to ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight'' features the eponymous Green Knight as a giant grass monster, a far cry from the description of the Knight in the book, who has merely green skin and green armor and clothes, instead of being covered head to toe in long green fur.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The paperback cover for Tolkien's edition to of ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight'' features the eponymous Green Knight as a giant grass monster, a far cry from the description of the Knight in the book, who has merely green skin and green armor and clothes, instead of being covered head to toe in long green fur.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: The feast tests the knighthood and the three days at Bertilak's castle test Gawain. Indeed the entire story is this trope in regards to Gawain's chastity and honor.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: The feast tests the knighthood and the three days at Bertilak's castle test Gawain. Indeed the entire story is this trope in regards regard to Gawain's chastity and honor.



* TwentyFourHourArmor: Gawain sleeps in it while searching the green chapel.

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* TwentyFourHourArmor: Gawain sleeps in it while searching for the green chapel.
5th May '16 2:12:28 PM margdean56
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The test of character by "beheading dare" is found earlier in the [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish legendary romance]] ''Bricriu's Feast''. ''Gawain and the Green Knight'' was recounted by Thomas Mallory in ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' and has been translated by, among others, Creator/JRRTolkien.

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The test of character by "beheading dare" is found earlier in the [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish legendary romance]] ''Bricriu's Feast''. ''Gawain and the Green Knight'' was recounted by Thomas Mallory Malory in ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' and has been translated by, among others, Creator/JRRTolkien.



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9th Feb '16 6:49:24 AM Redmess
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The paperback cover for Tolkien's edition to ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight'' features the eponymous Green Knight as a giant grass monster, a far cry from the description of the Knight in the book, who has merely green skin and green armor and clothes, instead of being covered head to toe in long green fur.
2nd Jan '16 3:06:49 PM Give1Take2
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* CantArgueWithElves: The Green Knight/Lord Bertilak is an almost perfect representation of the chivalric code, including his fearlessness in battle. Of course, it's easy to be fearless when he can just pick up his severed head and reattach it later. Nevertheless, he never hesitates to mock King Arthur and his knights for their "cowardice" in fearing death. No one ever calls him out on it.


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* CourtlyLove: Lady Bertilak and Sir Gawain develop this kind of relationship. Lady Bertilak keeps trying to take it further, but Sir Gawain demurs... up to a point.


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* TheFairFolk: The Green Knight is all but stated to be this. His castle being green even in winter and the ways in which he (and his wife) tests Sir Gawain is also very typical fair folk behavior.


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* NeverLiveItDown: Gawain's fate if he doesn't answer the Green Knight's challenge on the appointed date.


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* NobodyCallsMeChicken: How the Green Knight prompts King Arthur to accept his challenge, which is what prompts Sir Gawain to accept on his behalf.
3rd May '15 6:17:06 PM Smurfton
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The test of character by "beheading dare" is found earlier in the [[CelticMythology Irish legendary romance]] ''Bricriu's Feast''. ''Gawain and the Green Knight'' was recounted by Thomas Mallory in ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' and has been translated by, among others, Creator/JRRTolkien.

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The test of character by "beheading dare" is found earlier in the [[CelticMythology [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish legendary romance]] ''Bricriu's Feast''. ''Gawain and the Green Knight'' was recounted by Thomas Mallory in ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' and has been translated by, among others, Creator/JRRTolkien.
25th Dec '14 1:40:57 PM LordGro
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* KnightErrant: Gawain spends an entire year riding around Britain in search of the Green Knight, and during that time has many adventures which are alluded to but not told. {{Trope Namer|s}}: The oldest recorded occurrence of the phrase (as "knygt erraunt") is here.

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* KnightErrant: From the feast of All Hallows to Christmas, Gawain spends an entire year riding rides around Britain in search of the Green Knight, and during that time has many adventures battles with monsters and wild animals which are alluded to but not told. {{Trope Namer|s}}: The oldest recorded occurrence use of the phrase (as "knygt erraunt") is occurs here.
25th Dec '14 9:33:59 AM LordGro
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* KnightErrant: Gawain during his search for the Green Knight. TropeNamer: The oldest recorded use of the phrase (as "knygt erraunt") is here.

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* KnightErrant: Gawain during his spends an entire year riding around Britain in search for of the Green Knight. TropeNamer: Knight, and during that time has many adventures which are alluded to but not told. {{Trope Namer|s}}: The oldest recorded use occurrence of the phrase (as "knygt erraunt") is here.



* UrExample: Of KnightErrant.



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