Short Essay on Medieval Period Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
... chose the Green Knight as being the best and truest knight. In the epic poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the uses the character, Sir Gawain, to illustrate the heroic ideals of chivalry, loyalty, courteousness and honesty in fourteenth century England. In the poem, Gawain is the epitome of virtue and all that is good. All the way through the poem, however, his personality is constantly tested along with his truthfulness is compromised. During the conclusion, Gawain established that, even if he is imperfect, he is a sincere and chivalrous man of heroic standing.
Courteous as he said:
The fifth of the five fives followed by this knight
were beneficence boundless and brotherly love
and pure mine a...