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Title: Morgan le Fay as embodiment of the religious division and fear of the feminine in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Authors: Quek, Sarah Ying Hui.
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: This paper argues that the reason Morgan is marginalized in the poem is due mainly to the poet being uncomfortable with letting a woman figure take credit for all the marvels that occur in the poem. The main cause is due to Morgan’s connection to paganism and the occult, which threatens the Church as a spiritual foundation for society. Despite appearing to be the grand orchestrator of the entire event, the connections that the audience will draw between Morgan and representations of the occult are what hinders Morgan’s greater appearances, yet being unable to formulate a reason for the mythical things that happen, the poet has to attribute the marvels to her since she was well-known as an enchantress capable of such feats.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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