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SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT/ THE CANTERBURY TALE

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Transcript of SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT/ THE CANTERBURY TALE

BY: DONTA' SAMUEL
2ND PERIOD
AP BRITISH LIT
SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT/ THE CANTERBURY TALES
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SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT BY: Arthur Pearl Poet
Sir Gawain and The Green Knight describes how sir gawain a knight from king arthurs round table, acceps a challenge from a mysterious green knight, who challenges any knights to strike him with his axe. If he will take a blow in a year and a day. In the epic poem there are alot of themes that are represented from viabilty of the chilvaric code which is being honorble and noble to the court and the round table.
THE CANTERBURY TALES BY: Geoffrey Chaucer
The canterbury tales begins with the introduction of each of the pilgrims making their journey to canterbury to the shrine of Thomas a Becket. These pilgrims include a knight, his son a squire, the yeoman, a prioress, a second nun, a monk, a friar, a merchant, a law man, a carpenter, a cook, the wife of bath the chauncer and many more. These pilgrims decide to tell stories to pass their time on the way to canterbury. In this story there is alot of themes being represented. The inherent corruptness of human nature and decline of moral values, the problem of the position of women and marriage relationships, themes of honor and truth, and themes of Christian virtue and chivalry
COMPARE/CONTRAST INSPIRATION
CONTRAST: The Anonymous author most likely lived in a rural area which allowed him to observe nature. the author was much intrigued with the medieval aristocratic life.
Geoffrey was inspred by the views of the social class. He wanted to present his own interpretaton on how he view the social class.

COMPARE: The inpirations was the same based on the ideas of their interest in the fourtheenth century lifestyle and atmosphere.
COMPARE/CONTRAST TIME PERIODS
COMPARE/CONTRAST LITERARY ELEMENTS
COMPARE/CONTRAST CHARACTERIZATION OF WOMEN
COMPARE/CONTRAST PROTAGONIST, ANTAGONIST, ONE SUPPORTING CHARACTER
COMPARE CONTRAST MAJOR CONFLICT
CONCLUSION
COMPARE/CONTRAST RESOLUTION
COMPARE: Both the written text was around the same time period of the fourteenth century.
CONTRAST: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was written during the fourteenth century, reflects many religious,political, and social aspects. The author lived during a time when gallantry, loyalty, and honor defined a true man.

The Canterbury Tales written at the end of the fourteenth century, during the time of the hundred years war. The tales and the descriptions of its characters paint an ironic and critical portrait of english society at this time, and particulary the church.
COMPARE: these two written text have the same literary elements (symbolism-Imagery-allegory)
CONTRAST: In Sir Gawain the author used Imagery to visual describe the pentangle, the color green, and the green belt. The pentangle is the ways that which gawain is virtuous his five virtues enerosity, fellowship, chasity, courtesy, and charity.
The Canterbury Tales the author used allegory which shows the pilgrims journey from earth to heaven. There is a sinful group of pilgrims many who has hidden secrets. Their pilgrimage is meant to be a journey of repentance, so they could be fully cleansed of their sins. Canterbury represents the sin-free life in heaven. And the tavern represents the sinful life on earth

COMPARE: Both written text shows how women test the mens chivalrous personalities.
CONTRAST:The women in Sir Gawain spend a considerable amount of time testing gawain's chivalrous character. The women are presented as a sense of truth, purity, and faultless actions

The women in the Canterbury Tales shows the actions of women and how they cause for the downfall of men. "In the Knights Tales" is one of chilvalry and upstanding moral behavior. underneath the surface lies the evil nature of women.
CONTRAST: Gawain is the
protagonist
by his act of braveryon standing up for King Arthur in the challenge against the green Knight. The
antagonist
is the green knight for the act of coming to arthurs court to play a game that could cause harm to him.
Supporting characters
is the seductress lady tilak who happens to be morgan le fay gawains aunt.

The canterbury Tales there is just not one
protagonist.
everyone has their time of becoming the protagonist especially in theri prologues. There is no single
antagonist
each person in the story picks up the antagonst role. For example the pardoner and the host ecomes the antagonist when the host takes offense at the pardoners attempt to sell fake relics to the pilgrims. Everyone in this story are represented as
supporting character.

COMPARE: Each story has a protagonsit and a antagonist. but in one story there is more than one same as the antagonsit.
CONTRAST: Conflict in Sir Gawain is that gawain chops off the greenmknights head, but he picks it up and clatters out of the castle on his horse.s of the knights game to which gawain agreed dictate that he must submit to a blow from his axe in a year and a day. The knights failure to die as expected presents a conflict for gawain. The conflict is between his code of honor as a knight, which requires him to keep his word, and his natural survial instinct.
Conflict in the Canterbury Tales is the host proposes a tale to entertain the pilgrims on their way to canterbury. The goal is to be merry, or have fun, on what could be a boring road trip. Also to win the game and a free dinner. By telling the best story. This creates a conflict between the pilgrims becasue each one wants to win the contest. It creates a conflict between the host's goal of an orderly and fun contest.

COMPARE: Each conflict deals with some type of game that could lead to a negative or postive outcome or result.

CONTRAST: The Green KNight explains that he is actually lord Bertilak, and that the feints represents the days on which gawain honorably followed the rules of theri exchange of winning the game. the last stroke represnts his dishonesty in withholding the magic girdle.

The Canterbury Tales the host allows the miller to tell his tale. The reeve tell his tale. The friar quits insulting the summoners and tell his tale. The yeoman turns out to be a nice guy who tells a interesting tell. The conflicts that were in the way are resolved.

COMPARE; Everyone eventually overcome the conflict. Also the hidden agendas of the characters were revealed.
sir gawain quote: If you are courageous as everyone says you will graciously grant me the game that I ask for by right. this quote inspirational because if individuals present themselves as strong, courageous and powerful tehy should be able to show it and be proud of it.
Canterbury Tale quote: The prison cause me nat for to crye, but I was hurt right now thurgh-ot myn ye int myn herte, that wol my bane be. The fairnesse of that lady, that I see yund in the gardyn romen to and fro is cause of al my criying and my wo. This quote was inspirational because the way lovesick can cause destruction in a persons heart. It can cause sadness in not possessing that love one.

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