Sir Gawain and the Green Knight or Milun

How do texts like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight or Milun incorporate religious ideology to explore notions of heroism and nationality in the medieval romance genre? What type of conventions are they following? What type of conventions are they disrupting? How do both texts use the theme of courtly love, chivalry, and medieval politics to their advantage? Religion is a topic that is explored in both, how is it represented in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? What is the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight trying to say about Christianity and paganism? How does Sir Gawain and the Green Knight explore ideas about chivalry, knighthood, and the court? How does it factor into the King Arthur canon? How does Milun classify itself as an unconventional medieval romance and how does Marie de France utilize the genre to explore issues of gender and gender dynamics? Use secondary sources (articles, books, scholarly journals) to support your argument and expand upon your thoughts. Make sure to incorporate at least 2 secondary (they must be scholarly) sources. Your essay should be 3-4 pages in length, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double spaced, and in total have at least 3 sources (your two scholarly ones and the text itself – please make sure you check the citation worksheet for example on how to cite). You can choose either SGGK or Milun or if you want to choose both, then you can also do that.

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