Presentation on theme: "The Legend of Robin Hood Steals from the rich and gives to the poor!"— Presentation transcript:
The Legend of Robin Hood Steals from the rich and gives to the poor!
The Green Arrow Arrow on the CW based on DC comics Green Arrow character (loosely based on Robin Hood)
Who was Robin Hood? Outlaw Farmer Thief Aristocrat Skilled archer Soldier Yeoman (commoner)
Typical Story Supporter of King Richard the Lionhearted Had a band of Merry Men Drove into being an outlaw during King John’s reign Where? Sherwood Forest, Nottingham
How did the legend grow? Ballads- narrative poem or song, simple song May Day Festivals Plays during medieval festivals
The Real Robin Hood Robert Hood?- real person Nickname for a bandit (legend) Group of Lords in Nottingham that fight against the King Weapon of Choice: Long bow
The Maid Marian Wife of the outlaw Robin Hood? Enters stories 100+ years after first hearing about Robin Hood She is depicted as a high- ranking woman of nobility (sometimes a relation of King Richard the Lion Hearted)
Little John Second in Command of the Merry Men Depicted as being over 7 feet tall Meets Robin Hood while fighting a duel to cross a river Weapon of choice: Staff
Friar Tuck Companion of Robin and Merry Men Common character in May Day games Depicted as bald, fat, happy…loves ale! Historically INACCURATE character
Will Scarlet Outlaw member of the Merry Men Typically depicted as the youngest member Very youthful, fun in appearance Weapon of choice: Sword
Alan-a-Dale Wandering minstrel Medieval singer and musician, told stories with song Meets Robin Hood when Robin helps him save his “sweetheart” from marrying an old knight Robin saves the woman and performs a ceremony where Alan-a-Dale and the woman get married outlaw
The Merry Men
Sheriff of Nottingham Enemy of Robin Hood Crush on Maid Marian? Jobs: –Capture Robin Hood –Ensure safe travel through Sherwood Forest –
Robin Hood in the Media Bank Robber in Boston, Massachusetts UK Woman Steals from the Dead- Gives to the poor.UK Woman Steals from the Dead- Gives to the poor. “Robbing” Las Vegas casinos to give to the poor“Robbing” Las Vegas casinos to give to the poor Las Guerreras Are these people criminals or heroes? Was Robin Hood a criminal or hero?