Many great men lived during the time of King Arthur, but none were so great as Sir Gawain. Being the nephew of the greatest king Brittan has ever had, Sir Gawain was very well known. His family tree not only contains Arthur but also Aneas the Trojan and founder of Italy and Brutus one of the greatest minds in all of Rome. This lineage alone makes Sir Gawain a great man, but there is more to come.
Sir Gawain was a man of high stature and one who accomplished great deeds. He had a natural ability to read men and be able to predict when and where to swing his sword on the battlefield. Another thing that Sir Gawain was known for were his moral rights. When the Green Knight told Sir Gawain to meet him in one year Sir Gawain kept his word and met the knight. This is but only one example of his values. Another would be when he was in the Green Castle and played the game with the Lord; in this case Sir Gawain did not lay with the man’s wife and so did not make her break her oath of marrige. He also demonstrated having a very sharp mind in the Green Castle, because when he made his oath to the lady of the house, he vowed to be her knight only as long as he did not defile Christ’s name.
Few men can compare to Sir Gawain in stature. One would probably be Joseph from the book of Genesis. Not only did both of these men not sleep with another man’s wife but both had very sharp minds. Joseph’s way of getting the brothers back to Egypt was very ingeinous and was very close to the greatness of Sir Gawain. And so ends the tale of Sir Gawain.