|This cartoon is a sequel to this cartoon which is the Tennyson idyll Pelleas and Ettarde retold in three panels. I'm more familiar with the version of the tale in Le Morte d'Arthur in which we're given no description in the narrative of Gawaine's thoughts outside what he tells the other characters in dialog (I read Tennyson in high school but that was the mid-70s). Perhaps Malory didn't know what was going on in Gawaine's head either. Perhaps other readers believe Gawaine is smarter than I, who am heavily influenced by The Once and Future King in which Gawaine is big and dumb and well-meaning but subject to temper.|
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