Book Review: Robin Hood
Robin Hood by Henry Gilbert is a classical story that has been turned into cartoons, movies, comic books and picture books. This story, no matter how many times it is scrutinized under the critique’s microscope, has always been praised for it’s wonderful storytelling and beautiful literature. This is the story of a young rebel.
Robin Hood is the kind master of a reasonably large array of land. Unfortunately, he has against him a league of powerful enemies. They are relentlessly attempting to unfairly grab his land. One day they succeed in stealing his land, and labeling him a wolf’s head. Therefore, he is forced to go into hiding to save his skin. Robin Hood is soon joined in the wilderness by a team of men who used to work under him. These rebels live off the king’s deer and Nature’s gifts. Even in the forest they encounter much injustice. Robin Hood, being the brave fellow he is, takes it upon himself to make the wrong right. Soon the country is after him, though he has helped the poor folk, the rich and powerful are always suffering great losses as a result of his good deeds. Robin and his men are being trailed by some of the most powerful men in the country, but they are no match for his skill and expertise. Robin Hood…the archer. He can do feats that would be considered a one-in-a-million-times act. But, these crooked, evil bishops are also fighting Robin’s own territory…the woods. Robin and his men are the masters of the forest, they know all the nooks and crannies. However, Robin is weak, they just have to find his soft spot…
This book was almost too good to be true. Though the original book is in older English I couldn’t put it down. I enjoyed this book incredibly, and found that it has rightfully become so famous. Henry Gilbert has told us the tale of a young rebel on the wrong side of law, yet he was the hero. Robin was the young man who fixed situations a priest couldn’t make right. Robin Hood showed me a great deal of how it was like to live in the era when the church controlled everyone and everything. This story, unlike some cartoons, does have some romance and shows how Robin felt toward his true love. Unlike Walt Disney films, this story was a flip to everything. A rebel was the hero. Their love was not forbidden, yet they could not marry. The villain was not one single person. There were no magical creatures, with the exception of brownies. Robin Hood was not the king’s favourite man. He did not march pretentiously, with his head held high, in the jungle singing folk songs all the time. He was the perfect guy for such an adventure story. I absolutely loved it!
In this story Henry Gilbert is showing us that maybe the laws are too strict and we should be careful who makes them. Sometimes, especially during times of suppression and tyranny, it is important to fight for your rights. Though you may not always be on the right side of the law, when something is wrong you must make it right. Sometimes, it requires rebels like Robin Hood to show us that injustice must be fought from behind the scenes. Fire must be fought with fire. Henry Gilbert wrote this story during a time of church control and oppression. The legend of Robin Hood was based in the time of Richard I, the Lionheart. Richard was one of the leaders of the Third Crusade in 1190, he hoped to liberate Jerusalem from Muslim rule, but never succeed in entering the city. Many people suspect that this story may be inspired by the courage of this young man. Anyhow it is an excellent masterpiece that is really suitable for anyone who can read a novel. Therefore, I recommend that you read this book and don’t miss out a lot in life.
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