Robin Hood As A Heroic Figure In Literature

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In any individuals' lives, we at least have spent an immeasurable portion engrossing in the storytellings from elders or fictional entertainments such as novels, TV shows, and films. However, have we ever asked ourselves that are those fairytale stories moderately trustworthy in term of motivation for the readers when they are living in a wicked period of life? In Rosalie Bertell’s essay from The Impossible Will Take a Little While, she states that “Stories alone cannot keep us motivated and active in the face of corrupt government, massive greed, lies, disregard of human rights, the monopoly of violence, and destruction of life” (249). Understandably, novels such as "Robin Hood" or "David and Goliath" were purposely written with the content …show more content…
Demonstrating through a survey from bostonglobe.com, the respondents use the heroic figure in their favorite novel as their role model and associate themselves to learn how to boost up their level of confidence in term of becoming someone that is much stronger and ready to face the harsh reality. Undoubtedly, iconic stories that have been passing down from generation to generation can promote human values and social rights for every individual. For instance, " Robin Hood" stimulates the ideas of robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, fighting for people's justice, and conquer the overpower of the …show more content…
According to Gottschall's article, he states that "the more deeply we are cast under a story’s spell, the more potent its influence ". This defines people's sentiments can be changed and influenced by the effect of a functional piece. Although virtual happiness presenting in a novel is a lie, yet a sweet lie that people tend to believe in rather than a horrible lie. In addition, it also has meaningful effects on society such as the hopefulness and encouragement that people are longing for; especially children, millions of them are suffering from abusive parents, school violation, etc. Due to this reason, it may as well explain why people keep on telling these type of stories from generation to

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