Great Books: 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'
- Wednesday - March 29, 2017
- 12:00 PM
- CoLab, OCB 100
Join Dr. Mickey McCloud, vice president of academic affairs, as he discusses this Arthurian legend.
Dr. L. Michael McCloud, vice president of academic affairs, presents "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," a masterpiece of medieval romance. Young Gawain takes up the absurd deal of trading beheading blows with the Green Knight as a game. Accepting the deal because he is allowed to go first, Gawain is amazed as the Green Knight's body casually picks up its head and announces that Gawain’s turn to go under the axe will come in one year’s time. Gawain’s journey to meet his fate highlights issues of personal honor, fairness, social obligation and what it means to be caged by the expectations of others.