Green Knight Quotes (14 quotes)
Green Knight Quotes
Quote 1: "And those who were standing watched, and walked Carefully near him, not knowing what he'd do - They'd all seen wonders, but nothing like this. And some said he was witchcraft, a phantom, And were afraid to answer him, then gasped at his voice And trembled, sitting motionless in that noble Hall, silent as stones, as corpses; All speech was swept away as if sleep Had dropped From the sky - but some Surely stopped Their tongues in courtesy, to do honor To Arthur, whose words should come first. Quote 2: "'Hah! Is this Arthur's house, hailed Across the world, the fabled court? Where have your conquests gone to, and your pride, Where is your anger, and those awesome boasts? And now the round table's fame and its feasting Are done, thrown down at the sound of one man's Words - and you sit there shaking - at words! Quote 3: "'Think of your bold knights, Bursting to fight, as ready and willing As men can be: defer to their needs.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "gawain" Showing of The loyalty in this case is of two degrees or commitments: first, to the chosen adventure, but then, also, to the ideals of the order of knighthood. Now, this second commitment seems to put Gawain's way in opposition to the way of the Buddha, who when ordered by the Lord of Duty to perform the social duties proper to his caste, simply ignored the command, and that night achieved illumination as well as release from rebirth. Gawain is a European and, like Odysseus, who remained true to the earth and returned from the Island of the Sun to his marriage with Penelope, he has accepted, as the commitment of his life, not release from but loyalty to the values of life in this world. And yet, as we have just seen, whether following the middle way of the Buddha or the middle way of Gawain, the passage to fulfillment lies between the perils of desire and fear.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (BBC Documentary)
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "green-knight" Showing of Mabon plays a pivotal role in the tale as the Motherless Child who helps Rhowbyn, the narrator of the tale, to find and reconcile with his missing parent. I was quite convinced and still am that Gawain did not return to Camelot immediately after his initiatory encounter with the Green Knight. I read Malory when I was very young and my first reading left me with very v ivid images that haunt me still: white stags, headless damsels, horns hanging from tree limbs, and giants. Oh yes, I had the usual sword in the stone, lady of the lake, and Holy Grail images, too, I assure you.