English 205:
Discussion Question 2

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Directions: After reading the lecture, answer the question below. This answer is due no later than Thursday, Feb. 22.

Your responses to other students' answers are due by midnight on Sunday, Feb. 25. Remember: in order to get the full 20 points, you MUST respond thoughtfully to at least 2 other people's postings.

This discussion question is worth a possible 20 points. Late answers receive 0 points, so post early :)

We will be using the Canvas Discussion Board for this class. Click on the link below to get to the Canvas portal, sign in, and then click on the box for this class. You will find the "Discussions" link on the left side of the screen:

Discussion Board


1. Critics differ on how to interpret the Green Knight. Some see him as the Devil; others see him as God. Still others have different interpretations. How do you interpret him? Be sure to explain your answer, and give supporting evidence (quotes and examples) from the poem.


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