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PostSubject: Robin Hood   Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:12 pm

Remember Robin Hood? He's an American Outlaw; a highly skilled archer and swordsman. He became famous in folklore because he has been known for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

Does this make him a nice person or a bad person?


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PostSubject: Re: Robin Hood   Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:54 pm

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Remember Robin Hood? He's an American Outlaw; a highly skilled archer and swordsman. He became famous in folklore because he has been known for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

Does this make him a nice person or a bad person?
American archer and swordsman? I want to find one person in history for whom that description is accurate. Green Arrow doesn't count.

Anyways, Fish will kill you and it will be neither for archery nor swordsmanship...

He stole from the nobility and feudal lords so it's all good. Stealing from rich capitalists is ok too, if you do consider him american, somehow, in a robin hood fanfic.


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PostSubject: Re: Robin Hood   Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:51 am

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PostSubject: Re: Robin Hood   Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:59 am

Robin Hood wasn't American. Also he was a nice person to the poor and a bad person to the rich.
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PostSubject: Re: Robin Hood   Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:24 am

Good, since the poor actually worked then.



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PostSubject: Re: Robin Hood   Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:43 am

EarlS wrote:
Good, since the poor actually worked then.
Implying the poor are poor because they are lazy?


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PostSubject: Re: Robin Hood   Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:32 am

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Remember Robin Hood? He's an American Outlaw; a highly skilled archer and swordsman. He became famous in folklore because he has been known for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

Does this make him a nice person or a bad person?

What the fuck have you been smoking, whoever told you this should burn in a fiery inferno of hell.
He's from fucking Nottingham.

Nottingham doesn't sound like a place full of fat, burger-eating ignoramuses to me.

Well, that's deceiving, because it is, but Robin Hood is an -English- fairy tale. He's one of the most famous -English- figures of all time.

Jesus christ monkey shit, who's been telling you this stuff?

As it stands, he was a good man because he acted against an evil sheriff, in the stories. He also saved people who were wrongly accused and being punished and only stole from people who deserved it.

However, if you're asking specifically about "robbing from the rich to give to the poor", that's wrong, because it's theft. Unless the item you're stealing is originally stolen and wasn't earned or given to the person, it's wrong.
Just because somebody is successful, doesn't mean that they should be stolen from. It will increase likeliness of being stolen from, but doesn't make it morally right.

It seems stupid to us, but at this time, society was very clear. It had lords, knights, yeomen and peasants, to be very very simplified.

Robin Hood was a yeomen, which is like a middle class (which was very very very new at this point, it wasn't really a middle class to be honest, it was more that they were intelligent/skilled workers who earned more and were free.)
Peasants were people who essentially worked under the command of the lord in return for land or, in some cases, money.

The deal would be something like "If you want to live in this patch of land, once a week you have to come over to my land and work it, and the rest of the week you can work on your land and do whatever."
Obviously it'd often be more strict than that, but it depends what period you're looking at. Robin Hood was generally considered to be first seen in the 15th/16th century, and there would be, at this time, quite a few people working around.

The plague would have killed off a lot of peasants and so the shortage of work drove the general wages of peasants (or, as they were known in the period, serfs) up. It also gave them alot more freedom and you'd often see people saying, "if you don't give me money as well as land to work your places, I'll just move my family over to that guy's grounds, because we know from friends that he's also giving money."

If they weren't paid, they'd make their money through selling or trading their own vegetables. Generally they'd trade for food and eat their own crops but would sell enough to pay taxes.

Robin Hood existed to act against corrupt officials who stole money from the poor and abused them, etc., to make themselves rich, and so he stole the money back and recompensated them.

He purely stole against the evil rich people, not just the rich people. There were very nice rich people who he left alone.
But that isn't as catchy.

I just finished my exams on this period, and so although my exams were focused on the religious reformations in Europe, bitch, do not test my knowledge.

No, feel free to ask me anything you want about it. American Revolution, as well.











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PostSubject: Re: Robin Hood   Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:18 am





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PostSubject: Re: Robin Hood   Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:16 pm

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What the fuck have you been smoking, whoever told you this should burn in a fiery inferno of hell.
He's from fucking Nottingham.

Nottingham doesn't sound like a place full of fat, burger-eating ignoramuses to me.

Well, that's deceiving, because it is, but Robin Hood is an -English- fairy tale. He's one of the most famous -English- figures of all time.

Jesus christ monkey shit, who's been telling you this stuff?

I wrote American instead of English accidentally.
Give it a rest.


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PostSubject: Re: Robin Hood   Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:26 pm

Nour Force wrote:
I wrote American instead of English accidentally.
Give it a rest.
Confusing English with American is kinda worse in a way...


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