The King thinks to himself, (s)he was the ugliest living thing he had ever set eyes on, a freak, a monster, a truly loathly lady. Her nose was a pigs snout; from a misshapen mouth stuck out two yellowing rows of horses teeth; (Hastings 178). King Arthur ignores how women should be portrayed and sets different standards of how women are actually portrayed. By marrying a knight, the society sets high expectations on the beauty of a bride. Third, the story stereotypes what women most desire but neglects the fact that everyone wants the same thing.
When Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady were in the room together, the Loathly Lady said, (y)ou have given me what every woman wants”her own way (Hastings 181). In real life, women can do everything that men can do, and yet, all the decisions need to be made by women according to this story. In conclusion, Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady has three main stereotypes; all kings are strong and able to cope with the challenge, women are the only ones that want their own way and that all knights are expected to marry beautiful women.