As we study Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, you will be expected to make connections beyond mere plot. We will use our study of Gawain to practice developing close reading and annotation skills and developing our ability to have complex discussions about themes in Medieval literature.

In-Class Analysis and Annotation with Small Groups

Reading Focus:

  • Truth (thematic idea)
  • Game (thematic idea)
  • Quests / The Hero’s Journey
  • Biblical Symbolism
  • Moral Dilemmas / Temptation

Here is a link to the PPT used in class. This will be helpful to you, especially if you miss one of the lecture classes on Gawain.