Robin Hood Equality

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In Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, the power of Robin Hood, who was called Robin of Locksley at the time, was presented by the power and equality that he provided to the men and women whom he engaged with. Unlike Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham was cruel and worked for his own good, and used the power granted to him to boost his own pockets with money and fortune. He ruled everyone around him by having a crew of corruption that followed his ranking with his cousin, the witch Mortianna, and the corrupt bishop. To emphasize Robin Hood’s bravery, he meets a band of outlaws that were hiding in the Sherwood Forest and were led by Little John, who proceeds to engage Robin Hood with a somewhat friendly battle of hand to hand combat. After the …show more content…
These four dancers are singing the storyline of what the viewers can expect in the film in a merry way. During a scene in the movie, Robin Hood is fighting with the Sheriff and his men and one of the soldiers tells Robin Hood “you aren’t seen the last of us” (Mel Brooks), but after Robin Hood prepares his bow and shoots six arrows circling the soldier, he admits defeat and says “you’ve seen the last of us” (Mel Brooks). The significance to this quote is that Robin Hood is shown to have power over the others and is displaying his dominance along with the skills he has with the bow. Shortly after, Robin Hood and his companion return to his old home only to see it being repossessed because of the failure to pay taxes on it to the Sheriff. The film takes a cynical turn when the castle is repossessed and the blind maid, Blinkin, is seen reading a Playboy magazine on the toilet. The movie itself takes a lean of being more of a parody than an actual representation of the legend of Robin Hood. The men who are seen dancing and singing the storyline of the film are called “men in tights” which is the title for the film itself. A major parody in the film is that they call the town of Nottingham so called Rottingham. The plot twist in this film is that King Richard is away fighting the crusades and in the meantime, …show more content…
Robin Hood was a folk-lore who robbed from the rich and provided the poor with the necessary funds needed to survive the tyranny. Robin Hood challenged the status quo of every politician and made a difference in the way that the system runs. The importance of everything that Robin Hood did is to demonstrate the sacrifices that some people take in order to help others. The story of Robin Hood symbolizes the challenges an everyday low class citizen has to go through and the films demonstrate methods to conquer corruption and survive even when you have to be alone. Evil is hard to beat, but it is not impossible as shown by the actions of Robin Hood. Everyone has their weaknesses and all that Robin Hood had to do was observe and use it against the Sheriff. Money is the root of all evil and it can create more problems than

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