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Flashcards in sir gawain and the green knight Deck (19):
1

what is happening at the beginnign of the story

arthur and his knights are celebrating christmas

2

what color was the knight's horse

green

3

destrier

horse

4

what is a gisarme

a battle ax with a long shaft and two edged head

5

what is the game the knight proclaims

The Green Knight announces that he’s come to test the honor of the legendary knights of the round table, and proposes a game: he will withstand a single axe-blow from the hands of one knight, as long as that knight agrees to meet him in a year and a day to receive an axe-blow in return. Stunned by the total weirdness of his request, no one volunteers.

6

what happens before arthur could swing

sir gawain comes up

7

why does sir gawain say he should take the game

becasue it is silly for a king to do this kind of game

8

sir gaiwain's uncle is

arthur

9

how did gaiwain strike

cuts the knight's head off

10

what does the knight say after gaiwain's strike

picks up his head and tells him to meet him at Green Chapel in a year and a day- new year's morn

11

what did gaiwain meet on his way to green chapel

many dangers

12

where does he stay at green chapel

with the lord and lady

13

what does the lord of green chapel tell gaiwain

that he wil l hunt each day

14

what does the lady of green chapel do while her husband is out

try to seduce gaiwain

15

what does gaiwain only accept for two days, and how does he return it

accepts kisses; gives back to the lord in exchange for the hunt

16

what did the lady of green chapel want to give to gaiwain

a ring of gold

17

what did the lady of green chapel try to end up giving gaiwain

her sash

18

what was the color of her sash

green silk

19

if the gift meant remaining ______, it might well be worth it

alive

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