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Food, Sex and Violence: Carnival in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight  
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay discusses the aspects of Carnival in the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the opposition between ordinary official life and the Carnival. Peter Burke’s and Mikhail Bakhtin’s theories on the Carnival are used throughout the analyse of the poem mainly with focus on four different aspects; food, sex, violence and games. The essay also discusses the questioning of rank, which was central to the spirit of the Carnival where all were considered equal.  Gawain is the protagonist who throughout the poem manages to resist the spirit of the Carnival despite being challenged by three different antagonists who in their on ways symbolise the Carnival; the Green knight with aggressive and mocking speech, the Lady of the Castle who acts as the seducer and Lord Bertilak who in his three hunts shows that he embraces the spirit of the Carnival.

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2011. , p. 28
Keywords [en]
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Carnival, Bakhtin, Burke
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-10398OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-10398DiVA, id: diva2:392837
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2011-01-11, Växjö, 10:00 (English)
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-02-04 Created: 2011-01-28 Last updated: 2011-02-04Bibliographically approved

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