Irony in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Irony in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"
Analysis of irony in the poem ""Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."
# 122721 | 750 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry)

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This paper discusses a number of issues in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," with an emphasis on the ironic elements of the story. Additionally, the paper examines the symbolism of the holly and of the color green and the point of the game. The paper concludes with a look at the knight's response to the court's silence.

From the Paper:

"In 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' the importance of the very fast history lesson at the opening of the poem is to establish that the knights were men of great integrity-tested and proven-and strength in battle and that they had been dispersed throughout Italy, France and England with Arthur being the greatest of the English kings. This sets up Sir Gawain to take the Green Knight's challenge in place of Arthur as a loyal subject and a man of courage..."

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