Robin Hood And The Three Squires Analysis

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“Robin Hood and the Three Squires” is a poem written by an anonymous author, where Robin Hood once again uses deception to right a wrong he comes across. In “Robin Hood and the Three Squires”, explores the themes of trickery and bravery through the use of repetition, conflict, and character. “Robin Hood and the Three Squires” uses repetition to emphasize points. The author attempts to give the reader a sense of what is going on by using the repetition to show Robin Hood begging for information. “What news? What news, thou silly old woman? What news hast thou for me”(ll 9-11) The author repeats “what news” over and over to emphasize the point that Robin Hood wants to know the news as soon as possible. The author is also setting the image of whatever news is old woman has must be vital to the story. Robin Hood says this just as he is on his way to Nottingham, and sees the woman crying in the street. O have they parishes burnt?' he said, 'Or have they ministers slain? Or have they robbed any virgin, …show more content…
The author plays off character to show Robin Hood’s trickery bravery. Robin Hood has always been known as a good criminal who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. The author uses character to show how important it is to help others in their time of need. “They took the gallows from the slack, They set it in the glen, They hangd the proud sheriff on that, Releasd their own three men”(ll 112-116). The author shows how, as in any classic good versus evil battle, being the good guy pays. Robin Hood is rescuing three squires who are condemned to death for trying to feed their families. Robin Hood and his merry men show the character of trickery and bravery that author is trying to inspire upon the reader. The Robin Hood tales are circulated about the same time period as the one the tales took place in, and the author wants to inspire the reader to always do the right thing and help

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