Study Guide

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Characters

Sir Gawain

Sir Gawain has a reputation as "the man to whom all excellence and valour belongs, / Whose...

The Green Knight / Lord Bertilak

Spoiler Alert! The Green Knight is the wild side of the eminently civilized Lord Bertilak. Yup,...

Lady Bertilak

In our first encounter with Lady Bertilak, the narrator tells us that "she was the loveliest on...

King Arthur

For a character who only shows up at the beginning and ending of the story, King Arthur sure gets...

Morgan le Fay

Like Arthur, the character Morgan le Fay gets relatively little face time in the poem, but gets a...