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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an epic poem written several hundred years ago. It may seem ridiculous to read something that is so very old, but it's interesting that even though much has changed in 700 hundred years, the human condition has not.

Read this article about the story, including the "Why Should I Care?" Section.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. By Anonymous Maybe you haven't heard of Sir Gawain, but we're willing to bet you definitely know of King Arthur.

Read the Introduction, Part II, from your book to help you understand the deeper meaning of the story.

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