1. What problems does Robin Hood have? What issues need to be addressed? 2. Do Robin Hood and the Merrymen need a new mission? new objectives? a new strategy?
In the second year of the insurrection against the Sheriff of Nottingham, the tide of events is turning against Robin Hood and his men. The revolt, which began as a personal crusade inspired by anger, is feeling the consequences of not having a long term strategy or plan. In order to be successful, key changes are necessary for Robin Hood and the Merrymen.
Robin Hood faces a myriad of problems that can potentially influence the changes that are crucial for Robin’s organization, as well as affect the effectiveness of the insurrection. As the CEO of his organization, Robin has the …show more content…
With no cash inflows, Robin will quickly consume his financial reserves and will not be able to purchase food, pay his men, or continue to outfit and provision the band. Consequently, this will leave Robin Hood and his band susceptible to attacks from a Sheriff that is getting stronger, recruiting more men, and receiving financial backing. Therefore, in order for the revolt to succeed, Robin Hood and the Merrymen do need to establish a new mission, new objectives, and a new strategy to achieve their goals.
3. What strategic options does Robin Hood have? Is continuing with the present strategy an option or is the present strategy obsolete?
The potential strategic options of Robin Hood are to continue on with no major changes, to institute a fixed transit tax, to pursue geographic expansion, to try to kill the Sheriff, or to accept the barons’ offer. While continuing with the present strategy and “stealing from the rich to give to the poor” is a viable option, it has more future negative consequences than positive ones. The mere fact that the Merrymen are growing at such a fast pace suggests that the present strategy is beginning to be obsolete, and furthermore, travelers are wiser and are avoiding Sherwood Forest altogether. This means that Robin Hood’s and the band’s revenue will decrease and they will not be able to continue to operate and keep the insurrection alive.
4. Why not
ROBIN HOOD In the years of King Richard the Lionheart (1189-1199) there lived a brave and intelligent man called Robin Hood. He was a feared outlaw, who loved liberty and hated oppression. He took the law into his own hands and robbed the rich to give to the poor. People loved him and thought of him as a justice-maker. In time he acquired a heroic reputation and came to represent the ideal of heroism of his age. Stories about him and his closest friends Friar Tuck, Little John, and Maid Marian may be found in the time. They say that Robin Hood and his companions lived in Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham. They were called the ‘merry men’ and used to wear green clothes, a particular shade of green, called
The burden of paying taxes fell upon the peasantry since the majority of nobility and high bourgeoisie were either exempt or effortlessly evaded payment. The social distress amongst the peasantry caused by the war taxation resulted in several uprisings between 1636 and 1639, which the Cardinal crushed violently and dealt with the rebels in a harsh manner which Machiavelli would have promoted.#
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England, France, Russia, America, and countries all across the world have housed many different rebellions in the form of riots, strikes, massacres, protests, and debates. It has been stated that there are two constants to a revolution: they begin moderate then turn radical, and no one is more conservative than a successful revolutionary. The French Revolution is the perfect archetype of this. What began as a want for a constitutional monarchy due to economic and political issues, soon turned to a ruthless massacre of nobility at the guillotine with the rise of Jacobins. With the dawning of Enlightenment, came criticisms of absolute monarchy. Along with this, the strain of finance after the American revolution led to issues of taxation and contributed to the mistreatment of the poor (ABC-CLIO). However, not all rebellions involve the shedding of blood. In England, the industrial revolution was one without bloodshed. The industrial revolution fought for new innovations to better many people’s lives. In a way, it rebelled against the old ways in order to
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In response to the violence and political unrest of the French Revolution in the eighteenth century Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Paine, three well known writers of this period engaged in a dialogue about the origins of the natural rights of man and the limits and responsibilities of governments to their people. Even with their beliefs differing widely, they still had much in common. While revolution is not always the appropriate answer, at certain times in any society it could be helpful and even necessary for the protection and preservation of man’s natural rights. Burke consistently spoke out against the British monarchy which is evident in his quote “Kings will be tyrants from policy when subjects are rebels from principle” (193). He tried to convince King George III and Parliament that over taxation of the American colonies would lead to rebellion.
Since the leaders of the government were corrupt, the people from whom Robin Hood stole were evil and villainous. When people today claim to be a modern day Robin Hood by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, it is an evil person stealing from the innocent. Robin Hood was a good person stealing from the evil people. That’s the difference. Robin Hood did the right thing by betraying his country. The things his country was doing were evil and corrupt. (Lindahl 1). When your country is doing terrible things, like persecuting the innocent, poor people of the country, (Lindahl 1), it would be wrong not to betray the country. They were also involved in charging ridiculous taxes and oppressing the common people of the land. (“Robin Hood: The Folk Hero” 2). This is yet another reason that Robin Hood had to betray his country. Fighting against the evil is always the right thing to do whether you have pledged allegiance to them or not.
Charles dickens does not agree with the results of what happened in the French revolution. They were allover the place with their laws and imprisoned people for no reason. “you are consigned, evre'monde, to the prison of La Force… under what law?... we have new laws and new offences…” an innocent man is sent to prison, exactly how it has been before the French revolution.
The enormous number of persons on the team has given robin the power to battle the sheriff’s administration.
There are several key issues that Robin Hood has. The 1st problem addressed in the reading is the growing size of the Merrymen. Resources are becoming scarce to sustain the large size of the band. He is also having problems with discipline within in the band. Another issue is that travelers are starting to avoid the forest for fear of being robbed, which in turn has caused a decline in the Merrymen’s revenue stream. The last issue Robin Hood faces is the increasing power of the sheriff. Even while Robin Hood and his Merrymen have undermined the sheriff for the last year he has gotten stronger and more organized.
In addition, Robin Hood needs downsize and refocus in how to drive his organization evolving a new way of thinking as opposed to how it was. In addition, conspiracy to overthrow the Sheriff is too risky. Moreover, Robin must introduce geographic diversification and product diversification.
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