Use these tabs to store information. Look at the big map and try to remember what`s on the other side. Then click on the card to return it. If you know the answer, click on the green knowledge field. Otherwise, click on the red field Don`t know. The poet highlights the digital symbol to add symmetry and meaning to the poem. For example, three kisses are exchanged between Gawain and Bertilak`s wife; Gawain is tempted by her for three separate days; Bertilak goes hunting three times, and the Green Knight brandishes gawain three times with his axe. Number two also always returns, as in the two scenes of beheading, two confession scenes and two castles. [67] The five dots of the pentagon, the poet adds, represent Gawan`s virtues, for he is „each five and five times faithful.“ [68] The poet continues to say that Gawain is virtuous: the five senses are flawless; he never misses his five fingers, and he still remembers the five wounds of Christ and the five joys of the Virgin Mary. The fifth five is Gawain himself, who embodies the five moral virtues of the chivalrous code: „friendship, generosity, chastity, politeness and piety.“ [69] All these virtues, as the poet says, lie in the „endless knot“ of the pentagon that intertwines forever and never breaks. [70] This intimate relationship between the symbol and faith allows for a rigorous allegorical interpretation, especially in the physical role that the shield plays in Gawain`s quest. [71] Thus, the poet makes Gawain the embodiment of perfection in chivalry by the digital symbol.

[72] It is Christmas time at the court of King Arthur, and all the knights and ladies gathered to celebrate and celebrate. However, Arthur refuses to eat until he has experienced something wonderful or has heard a great adventure story. Fortunately, just as everyone sits down to eat, a mysterious and gigantic stranger, with emerald green skin and clothing, bursts into the room. As if that wasn`t funny enough, he rides on a giant green horse and carries a well-decorated axe. Gawan`s pentagon also symbolizes the „phenomenon of physically infinite objects that mean endless quality in time.“ [58] Many poets use the symbol of the circle to show infinity or infinity, but Gawain`s poet insisted on using something more complex. In medieval number theory, the number five is considered a „circular number“ because it reproduces „in its last number when raised to its strengths.“ [59] In addition, it replicates geometrically; that is, each pentagon has a smaller pentagon that allows for a pentagon, and this „process can be repeated forever with decreasing pentangles.“ [59] By the reproduction of the number five, which meant incorruptibility in the symbol of medieval numbers, the Gawan pentagon represents its eternal incorruptibility. [60] The stories The Girl with the Mule (alternative The Mule Without a Bridle) and Hunbaut show Gawain in beheading situations. In Hunbaut, Gawain cuts off a man`s head and, before replacing him, removes the magic cloak that keeps the man alive and kills him like that. Several stories tell of knights who struggle to repel the progress of women sent as a test by their masters; Yder, the Lancelot-Grail, Hunbaut and the Knight of the Sword. The last two are about Gawain.

As a general rule, the seducer is the daughter or wife of a lord to whom the knight owes respect, and the knight is checked whether he remains chaste or not in difficult circumstances. [14] Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a 14th-century story written by an anonymous poet, tells how Sir Gawain of the King Arthur Roundtable finds his virtue compromised. A noble and truthful knight, Gawain takes on the challenge of the Green Knights at Arthur`s New Year`s Eve party. On the way to the Green Chapel, Gawain protects himself from the cold winter at Lord Bercilaks Castle.