To Compromise Integrity
In both The Miller’s Tale and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight there are a lot of similarities among many of the characters, and in a way both stories share the ability to teach us some very important life lesions. For example the way Absolom and Sir Gawain over react in times when they didn’t need to. There are also a lot of similarities between The Lady of the Castle and Alison with the way they handled having another man in their house and in this essay I will break down the two stories and tell you why I believe that. When The Green Knight lets Sir Gawain go without killing him, so sir Gawain over reacts by saying: “And through the wiles of a woman be wooed into sorrow,
for so was Adam by one when the world began,
and Solomon by many more, and Samson the mighty—
Delilah was his doom, and David thereafter
was beguiled by Bathsheba, and bore much distress” (IV. 2415-2419) Sir Gawain gets upset here because he felt like he had been trick by The Green Knights wife into trying to have sex with her, and as a knight he has an obligation to do what the leader of the house wants but in a way only Sir Gawain can avoids making the morally wrong decision. This reminds me of Absolom’s situation although he handled this very differently he over reacted when he found out the Alison had chosen another man to have an affair with instead of him and to put the icing on the cake he had to kiss her butt in the process of getting rejected, but instead of walking away and just taking his rejection he brands Nicholas’ backside which could have lead to him getting killed by Nicholas. Both of them over react when in two different situations when they didn’t need too. Sir Gawain should have been thankful to The Green Knight for sparing is life, and Absolom over reacted for trying to commit a sin and was punished by God instead of repenting.
There are also many similarities between The Lady of the Castle and Alison. Both had well known...