“The captain of this crowd?” Keenly I wish
To see that sire with sight and to himself say my say.(ln.224-226) The Green Knight is ultimately a positive figure because although his game is not very courteous, he does play by the rules of courtesy in such ways as remaining loyal, truthful, and kind. 2) What is the symbolism of the three beast hunted by Bertilak? The symbolism within the three beasts hunted by Bertilak is that the manner of the animal was the manner of the lady of the house on that given day. The first day a deer was being hunted. On this day, the lady of the house was acting like a deer in ways that she did not go straight to her point, but instead darted around the subject, much like a deer would do in the woods. “Not, not so, sweet sir,” said the smiling lady,
“You shall not rise from your bed; I direct you better:
I shall hem and hol you on either hand,” (ln. 1223-1225)
The lady approaches Sir Gawain on the first day very nice and gentle, but avoids going straight to the point....