Gawain and the Green Knight

Last Wednesday we went to Treadwell’s to hear a different story with a different storyteller.

The story was “Gawain and the Green Knight” which was being retold from old sources as the teller had been academically trained.

It was interesting hearing this story as I realised that it was about adultery and the penance of messing around with another man’s wife, a story which would have been popular with medieval people as a prohibition on adultery was one of the ten commandments.

I suspect the interpretation of the story as a nature one is a modern-day invention, but since this interpretation mainly rests on the meaning of the word “green” I would have to look into this to be able to judge.


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