The Knight on His Quest

The Knight on His Quest

Symbolic Patterns of Transition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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This work offers an integrated interpretative analysis of the fourteenth-century English romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The methodological and theoretical landscape of medieval literary studies, the narrative structure, the significance of green, the famous pentangle, Gawain's threefold testing and temptation, and the beheading motif are discussed.
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, c1996
ISBN: 9780874135800
Characteristics: 289 p. ; 24 cm


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