One of the Great Knights of the Round Table
The Family Ties of Sir Gawain
The Rise of Sir Gawain
His character has also been portrayed in different ways throughout the years. In earlier texts, "he was regarded, particularly in early romances, as the model of chivalry-pure, brave, and courteous" (columbiaencyclopedia.com). But as the French writers began to look at the Arthurian Legends, he was often "portrayed as a womanizer and a ruthless knight" (timelessmyths.com).
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
- Benson, C. David. "The Lost Honor of Sir Gawain." De Gustibus: Essays for Alain Renoir. New York: Garland, 1992.