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Robi Robin Hood Research Paper

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Robin Hood, heroic outlaw in English folklore, who was a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Described as being dressed in Lincoln green, he is often portrayed as "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor" (Wright, "A Beginner's Guide to Robin Hood." ) alongside his band of Merry Men.
Many people see Robin Hood as a hero. He was definitely a hero to the poor people of Nottingham, where the story takes place. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor. But to the rich, he was a criminal. What Robin Hood didn’t think about, was that even though the outcome was good for him and many people, the way he did it wasn't right. So was he a hero or a criminal? The legend of Robin Hood is one of the most famous legends around. “He has been in nearly forty English and Scottish ballads and numerous tales, plays, and films. But legend isn't always fact” (Fortunaso, "Historical Books."). Pretty much all that is known of the medieval legend of
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He bet one of the king's marks that he could hit one of the deer at the end of the field, and that he did. But the man refused to pay and got mad at Robin for killing one of the king's deer. While Robin Hood was leaving, one of the men shot at him with an arrow. In pure rage, he hit the other with an arrow right in the heart, which killed him, thus becoming a murderer. This is also when the fight between Robin and the sheriff began. He pledged that he would bring Robin Hood to justice. This is when the legend began. After the murder, Robin hid in his home in Sherwood Forest. That year, over a hundred men gathered about Robin Hood and had chosen him to be their leader and chief. They swore that even though they had been ruined, they would ruin those who oppressed them, no matter who it was. “They would take whatever had been robbed from the poor, unjust taxes, high land rents, or unnecessary fines.” (Wright, "A Beginner's Guide to Robin Hood.") He started to become known as a
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