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Symmetry in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?

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The Beheading Game


Student Name ___________________________________________________ Date ________________
Examine the beheading game in light of Gawain's earlier test.
Does Gawain succeed or fail in his quest?

Axe swings:

What happens to Gawain?

What does each swing


represent, according to the
Green Knight?

1st swing

2nd swing

3rd swing

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