You read four selections on Chivalry in this Unit. You read Le Mort d’Arthur, featuring King Arthur and Sir Bedivere; Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, where we met Sir Gawain; The Knight’s Tale, starring Arcite and Palamon; and Don Quixote.
For each of these knights, write a short, one-paragraph description.
- Were they chivalrous?
- When did they break the code of chivalry?
- Which knightly virtues did they exhibit best? Worst?
- What was each knight’s most memorable moment?
Then, write a short personal response. Which story was your favorite? Which knight was your favorite? Would you have wanted to be a knight in King Arthur’s court?