Gareth

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Gareth

knight who, though Lynette scorns him as only a kitchen hand, successfully accomplishes rescuing her sister. [Br. Poetry: Tennyson Idylls of the King]

Gareth

queen requires him to disguise himself as a kitchen hand before he may seek knighthood. [Br. Poetry: Tennyson Idylls of the King]
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s'en revient droit a som paveillon, ki estoit droit en mile grant praerie, et trueve laiens monsiegneur Gaheriet et Saygremor de Desree.
Lors sen part arme de toutes armes et sen revient a son pavilion qui estoit enmy la grande praerie & treuve leans gaheriet et saigremor.
Et quant il ont mengie, li rois li dist: 'Gaheriet .
Quant gaheriet eut menge le roy lui demande et dist.
Gaheriet, fait-il, pour Dieu, ne m'ochi pas!' (Menard, III, 114: 10-11)
[Lamorat est] dolent de ce que la royne samie est morte pour lui: daultre part il dit que ia plus tost ne trouvera gaheriet hors de leans quil vengera ceste honte.
The immense complexity of the Prose Tristan manuscript tradition justifies caution when deciding about sources, but the 'Gaheriet' episodes in the Prose Tristran on which Malory drew are not marginal or idiosyncratic but central; and there is no doubt in Loseth, Baumgartner, Curtis, or Menard(14) about the integrity of the character of Gaheriet.
The Gaheriet of the Prose Tristan is a morally perplexing figure as Baumgartner remarked, commenting on respect shown for 'les faits et gestes du heros, aussi discutables soient-ils sur le plan moral'.(16) In spite of his appalling act, he maintains his reputation ('worship') and is not debarred from fellowship with Tristan, Dynadan, and Palamedes.
Vinaver's equations of Gareth with Gaheriet and Gaheris with Guerret are unsatisfactory, not least because they are an obstacle to a better informed evaluation of Malory's originality in the handling of his sources.