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Game Play In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight, Katherine Hardman Jan 2010

Game Play In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight, Katherine Hardman

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a quest story that consists of a game. The game effectively creates the story by giving the events of the text a premise. Often, the game is looked at through lenses which emphasize its moral implications and how the game is a challenge of Sir Gawain's moral fortitude, and while the game is indeed a challenge with moral implications, it is also simply a game. The poem itself is a game as well, which means that the text is a game and is about a game. By looking at how the idea ...