English lecture on sir gawain and the green knight (around october 26, 2011) Emblem + allegory = one meaning (emblematic adjunct) 939 - 1210 > manners emerge in western europe. Not erasing the board after a lecture is like not flushing the toilet after you are through - albert. The court of king arthur is presided over by a proud, boyish, excitable king. Everything was not right as it should be in the court of a christian king. Maybe he represents the raw vitality of nature. The court of king arthur has become openly sophisticated and artificial. Gawain goes into the raw world of harsh cold seasonal change. He goes at advent, a time of preparation and waiting for christians. Colour: l. 150-231 that he is green as green can be. Everything about him is green which has led some ctritics to believe that he is a vegen god. Green and gold are the colours of the winter solstice.