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People/Characters: Lady Bertilak

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Works (6)

TitlesOrder
Complete Works of the Gawain-Pearl Poet: Pearl; Purity (or Cleanness); Patience; Sir Gawain & the Green Knight; Saint Erkenwald by Casey Finch
Medieval Romances by Roger Sherman Loomis
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Gawain Poet
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Pearl / Cleanness / Patience by A. C. Cawley
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Sir Orfeo by J. R. R. Tolkien
Twentieth century interpretations of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; a collection of critical essays by Denton Fox

Character description

Lady Bertilak: The wife of Sir Bertilak in the poem of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. As a test of his honour, she attempts to seduce him. In this she fails, but she does induce him to take a garment which allegedly will protect him from injury. This causes him to formally fail in his quest, but his punishment is minimal.

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