Essay on Robin Hood

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Robin Hood


Robin Hood, the Animated Version



The reason why I chose to do my paper on the movie Robin Hood is because it is funny and entertaining.

This movie begins with a Rooster playing his banjo. Throughout the movie, the Rooster
plays the part of the narrator, who tells the story of our animated friends Robin Hood,
and Little John. As the story began, the two partners were running through the forest
because they saw Prince John and his royal chariot coming to take more taxes away from the
people of Nottingham. Prince John was running the kingdom for his brother, King Richard
who was away on a crusade. Prince John was an evil guy who stole all the money from the
poor people for taxes so that he would be rich. Robin Hood and Little John decided to play
a trick on Prince John. They ran toward the chariot, without Prince John noticing, dressed
as female fortunetellers. When they arrived, they asked if Prince John wanted to have his
fortune told. He agreed right away, and invited Robin Hood inside. As Prince John was
concentrating on having his fortune told, Robin Hood and Little John began working to take
back the money that Prince John had stolen from the villagers for taxes. The two partners
ran off and distributed the money between the poor villagers. Because of Robin Hood's
controversial actions, the conniving Prince John tried to come up with a plan to trap
Robin Hood the do-gooder and his do-gooder friend Little John. Knowing of Robin's
expertise in archery Prince John decided to hold an archery tournament, aware that Robin
would not be able to pass up the opportunity. He is also aware that Robin Hood and Prince
John's niece, the stunningly beautiful Maid Marian, were childhood sweethearts. Just in
case the archery tournament wasn't enough to lure Robin Hood, the prize for winning, a
golden arrow and a kiss from the beautiful Maid Marian would lure him. When the tournament
began Prince John placed guards all over to try to spot Robin Hood. Robin came disguised
as a stork, and won the tournament. Upon finding out who the disguised stork really was,
Prince John captured him. Luckily, Little John came to the rescue and the two ran off into
the woods. Prince John is furious and decides to raise the already sky high taxes. Nearly
all of the villagers were not able to pay the taxes, and they were put into prison. Again,
Robin and Little John came to the rescue with a jailbreak and set all of the innocent
prisoners free. After they were all free, King Richard returned from the crusades, and
Prince John was sent away forever. The people of Nottingham no longer had to worry about
unfair treatment, Robin Hood and Maid Marian got married, and they all lived happily ever
after.


The universal theme in this movie is the unoriginal, good vs. evil. Prince John is the
evil force, while Robin Hood and Little John represent the good forces. This is very
obvious because Prince John was egocentric, mean, and selfish throughout the entire movie,
while Robin Hood worker hard to help the poor people and save the village.


Being a cartoon, the sets, costumes, and camera angles all worked out very well. The
settings were drawn very well and were typical of the traditional methods of setting the
correct mood. For instance, the scene of Robin Hood kissing Maid Marian at the end, the
weather was very springy, the sun was shining, and everything was peaceful while soft
music played in the background. Another example is the scene where all of the villagers
went to jail. The weather was rainy and dreary, and soft sad music played. The costumes
and props also fit very well in the movie. Prince John wore a royal robe, but to show his
position of being disrespected, it constantly slipped down over his ears and covered his
eyes. Robin Hood wore a green shirt and matching green tights, and was young and handsome.
This helped portray that he was our hero. The poor villagers dressed very deteriorated
clothing, and their houses were very small and shabby.


The scenes and the movie were organized very well. They didn't skip around a whole lot so
as to confuse you, but they didn't drag on and on so as to bore you. Everything went
chronologically, which was effective because there was no confusion that way.


Since the movie is a cartoon, there were no actors, only people to do the voices. I think
the voices went very well with the voices in the movie. Prince John sounded very childish,
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