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Beliene F.

asked • 10/23/20

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Then the king commanded him to rise and come forward,

And he stood quickly, walked with stately steps

To kneel before the king and claim his weapon.

Arthur handed it over and held up his hand

To give him God's blessing. With a glad smile

He charged him to be hardy in heart.

"Cousin, careful," he said, "cut him but once.

And if you teach him truly, I trust you will find

You can bear the blow that he brings you later."

Gawain went to the warrior, weapon in hand,

Not the least bit bashful, as bold as can be.

Then the Green Knight said to Gawain,

"We should go over our agreement before we begin.

First, knight, I would know your name,

Told truly as one I can trust."

"My name is Gawain," he said, "I give it in good faith,

As I will give you a blow and bear what comes after.

At this time in twelve months I will take a blow back

From what weapon you wish, but from no other knight

Alive."

                The other answering spoke,

                "Sir Gawain: good. I derive

                Great pleasure from the stroke

                Your hardy hands will drive."




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Beliene F.

Sorry! I meant to ask, what is the summary to these texts. 1. Then the king commanded him to rise and come forward, and he stood quickly, walked with stately steps to kneel before the king and claim his weapon. Arthur handed it over and held up his hand to give him God's blessing. With a glad smile he charged him to be hardy in heart. "Cousin, careful," he said, "cut him but once. and if you teach him truly, I trust you will find you can bear the blow that he brings you later 2. Tolkein: The king then commanded that he quickly should rise, and he readily uprose and directly approached, kneeling humbly before his highness, and laying hand on the weapon; and he lovingly relinquished it, and lifting his hand gave him God’s blessing, and graciously enjoined him that his hand and his heart should be hardy alike. ‘Take care, cousin,’ quoth the king, ‘one cut to address, and if thou learnest him his lesson, I believe very well that thou wilt bear any blow that he gives back later. 3. Weston Then Arthur commanded the knight to rise, and he rose up quickly and knelt down before the king, and caught hold of the weapon; and the king loosed his hold of it, and lifted up his hand, and gave him his blessing, and bade him be strong both of heart and hand. “Keep thee well, nephew,” quoth Arthur, “that thou give him but the one blow, and if thou redest him rightly I trow thou shalt well abide the stroke he may give thee after.” 4. Armitage So the sovereign instructed his knight to stand. Getting to his feet he moved graciously forward And knelt before Arthur, taking hold of the axe. Letting go of it, Arthur then held up his hand To give young Gawain the blessing of God And hope he finds firmness in heart and fist. “Take care, young cousin, to catch him cleanly, Use full-blooded force then you needn’t fear The blow which he threatens to trade in return. 5. Consider the entire situation - who the characters are, what their individual roles in society are, what the situation is, the purpose of giving advice in the first place etc. What do YOU believe Arthur’s advice to Gawain is AND how do you suppose this advice will help Gawain as the story progresses? This will take a LOT of discussion to fully answer. Don’t write to get done. Write persuasively to fully convince me that your interpretation is the correct one. Proofread your response before you submit to make sure it is logically and grammatically sound.
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