Looking at the significance of the famous 14th-century poems 'Pearl', 'Cleanness', 'Patience' and 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', this text examines how the poems reveal the underlying struggles between religious and secular forces for the control of men's minds.But the idea of a daughter is only confirmed, and still only indirectly, in the poema#39;s last stanza. ... to acknowledge the father-daughter relationship directly and to admit that his daughter is dead suggests that the raw pain of his bereavementanbsp;...
|Title||:||Language and Imagination in the Gawain Poems|
|Author||:||J. J. Anderson|
|Publisher||:||Manchester University Press - 2005-06-11|