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Morgan le Fay and the Fairy Mound in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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This chapter shows that how the illusion of castle, lord and lady matters to a reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The author saws that Morgan's role in this fairy mound is not the late unsatisfying motive it has been taken to be, but the overarching control of a well-populated illusion in one place. The deception of Sir Gawain may be seen as greater than previously thought. The chapter deals with Christianity as practised in the world, how a man may be led into temptation by deceptively normal people in places which are not what they seem.

Keywords:Christianity; fairy mound; Green Knight; Morgan Le Fay; Sir Gawain



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