Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

After each day’s hunt, the Lord and Gawain exchange gifts. What are they? What might be the symbolism of each of the animals of the hunt?

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After the first day's hunt, the lord gives the game to Gawain and Gawain, in exchange, gives the lord a sweet kiss he received that day, but refuses to reveal who it was won from, claiming that it was not part of the agreement. The two men revel for the rest of the evening and agree to continue their contract, by exchanging their winnings of the next day. The deer symbolizes honor.

On the second day, the lord gives the boar killed in the hunt to Gawain, and the younger knight bestows two kisses on him. The boar also symbolizes a form of honor..... as he attacks head on........ face to face.

On the third day of the hunt, Gawain gives the lord three kisses, who in turn gives him the lone product of the day's hard work, the "foul-smelling fox".  The fox is considered to be vermin, he is cunning and untrustworthy.


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight