Background Background: Genre: Setting: Theme: – Legend: a story thought to hold some historical truth that has been preserved through the ages by tradition and popularity. – Ballad: A narrative poem, often of folk origin, intending to be sung. Historical Fiction England, Middle Ages, Sherwood Forest near Nottingham Town, during the reign of Henry II (1133-1189) Good v. Evil; Fight against oppression Oppression: the act of unjustly or cruelly exercising power
The Characters Who are the characters that are mentioned in the first chapter? – Robin Hood – Maid Marian – The Sheriff of Nottinghamshire (or Nottingham) – Little John – Will Stutely – The Tinker, Wat o’ the Crabstaff
Currency Bright angel Farthing ¼ penny Shilling Mark Pound
Measures of Time Score : A group of 20 things – “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Fortnight: Fourteen days or 2 weeks – Fort = “Fourteen”
Weapons Quarterstaff Cudgel Long bow Ward- to deflect Parry- to lunge forward; to evade
Helpful Vocabulary Pratest- Nigh- near Quoth- said Eke- also, to get with great difficulty Fain- happy, pleased, inclined, desirous Butt- a large cask, a measure of liquid capacity equal to 491 liters Wottest- to come to know Knave- a man of humble birth or position; a boy servant; a tricky deceitful fellow Lincoln Green-
Discussion Questions Why was Robin Hood outlawed? What was the name of the stranger that Robin Hood met at the bridge? How did the stranger get his nickname?
Questions Answer the following questions using complete sentences and by rephrasing the question in your answer. 1.What were the vows of Robin Hood and his merry men? 2.Describe how Robin Hood managed to obtain the warrant from the Tinker. 3.Explain why the Tinker’s eventually decided to join the merry men.
Websites This book is in the public domain. Here’s a link to a website to download the book for free. – http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10148/10148-h/10148-h.htm http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10148/10148-h/10148-h.htm Here is a link to listen to this book on line. – http://librivox.org/the-merry-adventures-of-robin-hood-by-howard- pyle/ http://librivox.org/the-merry-adventures-of-robin-hood-by-howard- pyle/ This is a website that has illustrations for/from the book. – http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/rh/rharmenu.htm#p http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/rh/rharmenu.htm#p
Questions Answer the following questions using complete sentences and by rephrasing the question in your answer. 1.What reason did Robin give for risking the lives of his merry men by competing in the shooting match? 2.What is the Robin’s opinion of the church according to the reading? How do you know? 3.3. Give 2 examples of a simile found in pp. 25‐56.
Questions Answer the following questions using complete sentences and by rephrasing the question in your answer. 1.How did life at the sheriff’s house effect Little John? 2.What price did Little John pay for his decision at the intersection between the Blue Boar Inn and Fosse Way?