Early Modern Historian Badge
The original Bible was written in Latin, so during this time period, priests were relied on to translate it so others could read it. This was just the beginning of the Protestant movement which led to mass translation of the Bible. William Tyndale is a very influential Early Modern historian/writer. Translating the Bible was dangerous due to its importance to the churches. Incorrect translations could potentially lead followers to Hell. Protestant Reformation was rare amongst European nation, especially in England. There had been translations before Tyndale, but were not common. Tyndale left England and travelled all the way to Germany in order to get his ideas heard by an open-minded clergy, and finally got the New Testament printed in 1526. Even though it was risky business, it was important to the Protestants to be able to learn the Bible themselves. After Tyndale’s death, in the early 1600s, a new version of the Bible was released in England. This version was based off Tyndale’s translation by about 80%. This may be due to the amount of bravery and courage it took Tyndale to do this work, even if he never completed them.
Mephistopheles Badge
Mephistopheles is a servant to Lucifer, the ruler of the Underworld. Even though he is allowed out of Hell on occasion, he will forever be in it due to the loss of his connection with God. Mephistopheles is the servant that tries to tempt Faustus into selling his soul to Lucifer. He then offers to be Faustus’ servant for 24 years.

These three different pictures of Mephistopheles are similar but somewhat different. The first picture presents him as a firey red character that is sull of anger and evil. The second picture shows more of his sneaky, kanivng side. The side that tempts Faustus. Lastly, the third picture shows his mean and dark side. As I read the text, I pictured Mephistopheles to be a combination of the first and second pictures the most. I feel these two sides are the ones that are shown the most throughout the story.
The Other Badge
1) We have seen multiple characters throughout our readings that we would categorize as “the other”. In Beowulf Grendel would be the prime example. Grendel is a monster who invades the mead house in Denmark. He looks and behaves different than what is considered “normal” in the Anglo-Saxon society.
The poem Bisclavret is about a knight that turns into a werewolf every night. He is considered the other due to this fact. Bisclavret is inconsistent throughout the story, he is sometimes present and other times absent. In this certain poem, “the other” actually shifts to the wife in the end of the story because she is exiled while Bisclavret becomes accepted by society once again.
In the tale of Sir Orfeo the fairy king would be an example of “the other”. The fairy king kidnaps Queen Eurydice and takes her to the underworld. He would be the other because he is not real. The fairy king is a figure of her imagination that comes in a dream. He could be interpreted in a few different ways. He could be relaying a message from God or the devil. In this case the other’s intentions are unclear and I think that’s what makes this character the outsider.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight the Green Knight is considered the other. The Green Knight is described to be completely green including skin and dress, he is a giant and shows up to the court barefoot riding a green horse. The knight’s wardrobe is designed with golden jewels. Compared to the king and his men that are present at the Christmas party, the Green Knight is obviously different.
2) If I were to have a conversation with Grendel, I imagine him to be angry and curious. I expect angry because he is looked at as such an outcast in this Denmark society. He did not do anything to hurt anyone unless the knights attacked him first. Grendel may be curious as to why he is not accepted by people. He is never given the chance to be a part of society.
A conversation with Biclavret would be about differences. He is different compared to the other knights due to the fact he transforms into a werewolf at night. Most people would find this scary. However, through his eyes it should not matter. He never hurt anyone and this fact did not matter until he came clean about his secret. I would expect a conversation with Bisclavret to be about overcoming differences and accepting who you are, even when others do not.
If I had a conversation with the Green Knight I would imagine it to be on the idea of a lesson. In the tale he makes a deal with Sir Gawain with the intention of teaching him a lesson in the end. He is a wise character.
3) Twilight, Edward; Charlie St. Cloud, Charlie; Breaking Dawn, Renesme; The Kite Runner, Assef; The Great Gatsby, Gatsby; Of Mice and Men, Lenny; The Hunger Games, President Snow; To Kill A Mockingbird, Boo Radley; The Martian, Mark Watney; Lord of the Rings, Frodo; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Professor Squirrel/ Voldemort
The Green Knight Badge
1) The Green Knight is a giant that crashes the King’s court during the holidays and challenges Sir Gawain. They make a deal that Sir Gawain may cut him with his axe, and that the following year the knight himself would get the chance to do the same to Gawain. The Green Knight is presented with green skin and clothing, and is wearing golden jewels. He rides in on a green horse barefoot. All he is carrying is an axe and a branch. He is of Celtic origin and is the only one with supernatural powers. Due to all of these things it is clear the he is considered “the other”.

The axe is the tools the Green Knight offers Sir Gawain when he shops off the knight’s head in the beginning. It is also the same axe provided in the end of the tale when the knight nicks Sir Gawain’s neck as a lesson.

This is an image of the Lord’s lady. The Lord is actually the Green Knight himself, hosting Gawain on his journey to the Green Chapel. The Green Knight challenges Gawain through his lady, having her tempt Gawain to test his loyalty. These types of challenges are what the Green Knight are known for.

In this picture, the green and gold jewels are presented. The green resembles his connection to earth and nature. The golden jewels assure his richness and authority. He is presented as powerful and supernatural.
3) Video 1 time 1:10
“If anyone in this hall thinks himself bold enough, / So doughty in body and reckless in mind / As to strike a blow fearlessly and take on in return…” (Sir Gawain, 168).
Video 3 time 3:15
“So, now you have found courage it is time for the blow. / Now may the order of knighthood given you by Arthur / Preserve you and your neck this time, if it has power!” (Sir Gawain, 219).
Video 3 time 4:30
“The wrong you did me I consider wiped out. / You have so cleanly confessed yourself, admitted your fault, / And done honest penance on the edge of my blade. / I declare you absolved of that offence, and washed as clean / As if you had never transgressed since the day you were born,” (Sir Gawain, 221).