Sunday, March 24, 2019
Synopsis of Lines 60 - 129 of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight :: Sir Gawain and The Green Knight
Synopsis of Lines 60 - 129 of Sir Gawain and The Green KnightIn this prick of the poem, the New Year has just begun. King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table fertilize attended mass, and they are just beginning a spectacular solemnisation at Camelot. We are told the group is participating in traditional gift-giving and feasting. The tree stump where Lady Guenevere and Sir Gawain are put is described as well-decked and duly array with silk and expensive tapestries. (Norton, 204) It seems as though no expense has been spared. The fact that Gawain is seat next to the queen tells us of his importance and high status in spite of appearance the group. We learn that he is a nephew of King Arthur and that Agravain, another nephew of the king, is also seated there. King Arthur does not join the others when they sit down to eat. He is boyish, restless, and blanket(a) of energy. He has vowed that he will not sit down to eat at a holiday celebration until he hears a bosh of some fair feat or some marvel of might. (Norton, 204) In other words, Arthur behaves like a young child who must be entertained before he will sit down to eat. The poet consequently tells us about the rootage course being brought in with the call of trumpets that were bravely bedecked with bannerets bright, with noise of new drums and the noble pipes. (Norton, 204-205) Other voluptuary dishes follow. There is so much food that there is scarcely mode to set it all down on the tables. Food, wine and beer are plentiful, and the biliousness is light and festive. In this passage, the knights of the Round Table are presented in their first age. (Norton, 203) The poet easily brings the scene of this traditional celebration to life for the reader with his expatiate descriptions of the festivities.