During the conversation we talked about these ideas:
- Why is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight set during the Christmas season? What might this time represent?
- Why does the poem wait until the end for the big reveal? What are some other books you have read that saved the big reveal to the end? What books have you read that gave the big reveal near the beginning?
- What is the Biblical definition of reputation? This question occupied a large part of the conversation. We explored methods of building a good reputation or a bad one. THen we talked about how the desire for a good reputation can replace desire for God in a similar way to how the Pharisees lived.
If you would like to give your kids a project for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight click here and use the project outline created for this novel. Check out how differently each group interpreted the project sheet. Versatility makes the project presentations interesting and personally, I enjoy this aspect.
Rachel and Bethany
Tim, Charis, James, Jacob
Marisol and Jon
James, Julia, Natalie, Ralph and Sarah
Annie and Collin