The Crime And Justice Reflected Within The Ballad Of Robin Hood

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Robin Hood is a fictional British outlaw, who represents a defiance against oppression. The ballads and tales of Robin Hood focused on articulating a resistance towards authority and a longing for freedom, which made it extremely popular and relatable for the mass. Popularized later on as a hero, it is nonetheless quite important to note the original and key identity of Robin Hood and his merry men, outlaws. While carrying a noble cause most of the time Robin Hood and his merry men through his tales dealt and engaged with different forms of crimes, that this review aims to examine.
Several scholarly articles are made to discuss the crime and justice reflected within the ballad of Robin Hood. To deepen the understanding of
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Through his article, he placed a heavy emphasis on the description in detail of the crimes, including poaching, murder and highway robbery. He discussed briefly how Robin Hood embeds chivalric values in his crimes and how crimes against law enforcers receives quite a contrasting reaction from the audience. While he agrees that there are some similarities between Robin Hood and the real world, particularly in highway robbery, he concluded that the other crimes in Robin Hood doesn’t quite reflected that of the real world, in frequency.
The article of Bernard Lumpkin, on the other hand, is a comparative study, particularly of Robin Hood, the British Outlaw and Eustace, the Monk, a French outlaw. The author drew most of his sources from studies that’s already done. His article rather than dealing with particular forms of crimes focused more on the characteristic of Robin Hood, such as the reasons as to why he engages his crime and the people he is with. In his article he placed a great emphasis on how Robin Hood is a noble robber, a figure who commits crime with a just cause, a victim of injustice, a leader loved by his community, a man that helps the deserving and an individual, who rejected vengeance, even at the end of his life. More so he also stressed the importance of the Merry men to Robin Hood.
The article of Barbara Hanawalt placed an emphasis on the traditions of banditry as an
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