Connections between Fitts (Parts) 1 & 2 of "Sir Gawain" "Visual Methodologies" in Research Methods

As I was reading the interpretation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and “Visual Methodologies” in Research Methods, a connection was obvious for me through the use of semiological analysis, as Gillian Rose defined it “a semiological analysis entails the deployment of a highly refined set of concepts that produce detailed accounts claiming to describe the exact ways in which the meanings of an image are produced through that image”. (74)  and the method used in the modern English translation. Starting from a very general and important word to understand Sir Gawain and the Green Knight which is (moral) and then relate it to Gawain’s virtue signs of the pentangles “franchise, fellowship, cleanness, courtesy, pity” (770) to complete the image.

Also, Gillian Rose illustrated that “signs are complex, however. Any one sign may have several different meanings and can be doing several things at once, so in analysis the same sign has to be described using several of these terms. Which I connected it to the sign of the folded glove and the pennies that are inside it show complexity and have some different meanings that might be linked to the five wounds, some ritual and the five psalms.

Works Cited

Green, Richard. “Gawain’s Five Fingers.” English Language Notes, pp. 14-18.

Griffin, Gabriele. Research Methods for English Studies. Edinburgh UP, 2014.

Morgan, Gerald. “The Significance of the Pentangle Symbolism in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”.” The Modern Language Review, vol. 74, no. 4, 1979, p. 769.