Sunday, August 18, 2019
Symbols and Symbolism in Sir Gawain and Green Knight Essay -- Sir Gawa
Symbolism in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Ã Symbolism is a literary technique used in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to liven up the story and give a deeper significance to the plot.Ã Almost anything in the poem can be interpreted as a symbol in one way or another.Ã The Green Knight, the green sash, and Sir Gawain's shield are three of the most prominent symbols presented to us in this author's tale. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã The Green Knight, this poem's antagonist, serves as a symbol himself.Ã He is not only portrayed as evil, but a mixture of the familiar and foreign, nature and synthetic, and divine and damned origin.Ã His large stature can be interpreted as threatening or powerful.Ã His green glow could be nature-associated or alien-associated.Ã The first time he appears in the poem, he is even carrying a holly-branch (signifying peace) in one hand and a battle axe (signifying conflict) in the other.Ã It's hard to say exactly for what the Green Knight stands, because f...
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