All the court volunteers decline to participate in the game, which appears to promise certain death for whoever plays; one stranger mocks them all for Camelot’s supposed bravery. Arthur agrees to play the game at last, but just as he is about to swing his magnificent battle-ax, Gawain speaks up.
In polite and self-deprecating terms, Gawain requests that he be allowed to take up the good deed instead so that the king’s life can be saved rather than a knight who is weak and despicable like him.
Sir Gawain, as an upstanding knight, is compelled to act when the King is at risk. He accepts the opportunity to fight for King Arthur. It demonstrates his devotion and dedication to chivalry’s code of conduct.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is set in England’s Middle Ages. The Chivalry Code was a code of ethics for a valorous knight that was followed by Sir Gawain. Sir Gawain, like other Knights of the Round Table, served under King Arthur. Bravery, trustworthiness, honesty, justice, and loyalty were among the qualities required of round-table knights.
When the Green Knight appeared before the court on New Year’s Eve, he caught everyone by surprise. He was a complete stranger to them all. When he challenged any brave man to strike him with his ax and suffer his deadly stroke, he astonished everyone, especially because no one had ever seen him before. Only Sir Gawain was disqualified from knighthood since to his chivalrous traits in a single year, and everyone else was compelled to flee for their lives.
In conclusion, Sir Gawain was shown to be a trustworthy Knight of chivalry. When others were afraid because of the danger, he accepted the challenge. It does not imply that Sir Gawain is braver or less afraid of death than other people. It means that he discovered inner valor and bravery to do what is right, even if it means sacrificing his life.