Sovereignty is when a woman gets what she wants from a man, when the man allows
his woman to make all the decisions. Sir Gawain gives Dame Ragnell the sovereignty
to make the decision of whether she is to stay foul by night or beautiful by day, or
beautiful by night and foul by day. By giving Dame Rgnell the power to choose, Sir Gawain gives Dame Ragnell the greatest
gift that saves her from her enchantment. The same result is encountered in "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
The young knight gives the old hag sovereignty which results in their happiness in the end.
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