Summaries on stories involving chivalry

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. 

  1. Were they chivalrous?
  2. When did they break the code of chivalry?
  3. Which knightly virtues did they exhibit best? Worst?
  4. 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?

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