38 pages 1 hour read


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Fiction | Novel/Book in Verse | Adult | Published in 1397

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Essay Topics


Discuss the significance of the Sir Gawain’s Christmas setting in light of its broader themes.


Compare and contrast the pentangle on Gawain’s shield with the green girdle he later wears as a sash. What aspects of Gawain's character does each symbol represent, and how do they reinforce his transformation over the course of the story?


Explore the significance of one of the less prominent colors featured in Sir Gawain (red, gold, blue, etc.). How does its symbolism contribute to the work’s overall meaning?