As you begin Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, consider one of the following in a strong paragraph that includes a topic sentence and supporting evidence from the text; 1) What is Arthur’s court at Camelot like? 2) How is Sir Gawain a seemingly perfect knight at the beginning of the story? 3) Why does the romance open at Christmas? How does this relate to the Green Knight’s entry? 4) Is there any (symbolic) significance to Gawain’s arming of himself for the journey?