HUM 2051



Please choose one topic to write for your discussion response.

Topic 1

We have now shifted into the period when chivalry plays an important role in a character’s heroism. Compare and contrast Gawain as a hero with another hero we have met this semester. Which one of your two heroes is your favorite? Be sure to thoroughly develop your ideas.

Topic 2

Discuss the difference between heroism and monstrosity in Gawain and the Green Knight. How do different episodes within the poem define these terms, and how do they designate certain characteristics as heroic or monstrous?

Topic 3

As we move through the literature of the Middle Ages, we begin to see an increasing amount of female characters. What do you think about the representation of women in Gawain and the Green Knight? Has their reputation changed? For the better or the worse? Use specifics from the text to support your answer.


  • Your initial response should be at least 500 words in length
  • Use MLA format for any quotations or citations that you use to support your answer
  • Your initial response is due by Friday at 11:59 p.m. ET
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