This picture is the scene where Lady Bercilak seduces Sir Gawain in the
the morning of the first day when her husband goes hunting. As we can
see, she is sitting on his bed while he is still sleeping. As described
in the poem of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,Gawain just
wants to know what the lady's purpose is, by pretending he is asleep.
The purpose of the seduction is to test whether Gawain is as noble as what everyone says.
This is the head of Lady Bercilak.
She is Bercilak's wife, who is young and beautiful.
From her hair, we can see that she wears expensive jewlery. Also she
is very careful not to wake up Sir Gawain. Back to the top
This is Sir Gawain sleeping. However,
he is just pretending when he sees the lady comes in his room and waits
for her next move.Back to the top
Here we see Sir Gawain's bare shoulders. Obviously,
he is naked under the blanket. Therefore, only a piece of blanket
separates him from the lady as she speaks sitting on the side of his bed.
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From this portion of the picture, we can
see that Lady Bercilak is already sitting on Gawain's bed.
In addition, her dress reveals the well-formed body that she has. Back to the top
The hand of the lady is touching Sir
Gawain's chin. She is very careful not to wake him up. That is also
a very seductive move. It appears as if they are a couple that is deeply
in love. Back to the top