Robin Hood's Loyalty

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A Hero with Intense Loyalty What is a Knight? According to Oxford Dictionaries, a knight is “…a man who served his sovereign or lord as a mounted soldier in armor” (Oxford Dictionaries). We can see in literature, different varieties of knights, but one endearing knight, in particular, stands out the most: Robin Hood. “Robin Hood was a legendary English outlaw who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. He treated poor people kindly and fought that sheriff of Nottingham, a corrupt official who persecuted the poor…” (The World Encyclopedia). Howard Pyle, an American author, wrote the book, “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.” The book was composed in 1883 and it documents the journeys that Robin Hood had with his merry men and the…show more content…
Heroes in stories are known for their act of extreme loyalty where they even risk their life to save someone close to them. Robin Hood and his friends are examples of heroes with intense loyalty” (Speed Up Career). Throughout the book, Robin Hood is always loyal to the people of Nottingham by giving them food, money, and coming to their aid when they need help. Not only is he loyal to the people of Nottingham, he is loyal to his band of merry men, especially Little John. Robin Hood has an outstanding friendship with Little John. A sign of this friendship is when Robin Hood runs to save Little John from being hung by the Sherriff of Nottingham, “When Little John heard this speech he looked up, and straightway his heart crumbled away within him, for not only were the man’s garments all covered with blood, but he wore Robin Hood’s bugle horn and carried his bow and broadsword in his hand” (Pyle, 266). Little John knew it was Robin Hood. Robin Hood was truly loyal to the people of Nottingham and to his merry…show more content…
Those qualities are justice, chivalry, and loyalty. Robin Hood is just even when he steals from the rich with by giving them something in return. He also helped Sir Richard of Lea, to pay his debt that he owed to the Priory of Emmet. Robin Hood is also the epitome of what it means to be chivalrous; he is very good to the poor as he feeds them and protects them from the Sherriff. Finally, Robin Hood is loyal to the people of Nottingham keeping watch over them. He also displays the quality of loyalty, specifically to his merry men, by making sure that they are fed and protected from the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. “Not only Robin himself but all the band were outlaws and dwelt apart from other men, yet they were beloved by the county people round about, for no one ever came to jolly Robin for help in time of need and went away again with an empty fist” (Howard Pyle). Robin Hood was a hero yesterday and
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