Gawain’s Lesson

Published March 10, 2014 by wouldbewitch

A 125 word blog about the lesson Gawain learned. Was Gawain’s flaw the same as the other heroes we have seen (Odysseus, Oedipus, or Dante)?  How was it different?  How might Odysseus have responded to the same test that Gawain faced?

I think Gawain learned that sometimes the things that are hard to do are worth it in the end. He didn’t give the girdle back because the lady said it would gave him from the Green Knight. He believed her and instead of giving it to Bertilack he keeps it for himself. Well that was not part of the game and because of this the Green knight nicks him with the axe. If he would have gave him the girdle, then no harm would have come to him.

Gawain_and_the_Green_Knight_by_issimm

Gawain’s flaw is WAY different than the others that we’ve read about. He doesn’t harbor pride, but love of himself. How would Odysseus respond to this situation, he would have played the game and given back the girdle, why? because of his pride. Going in to the fight he would probably say “I got this” or something like that. 😀

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