December 16, Reading Log #7 Topic #5-Gate D&C Icons
In Robin Hood, a common icon seen is multiple perspectives. It is shown many times when Robin Hood is mentioned by people in the government. By the Sheriff, the Tinker, and other rich people, Robin Hood is mentioned as an outlaw, a criminal, and a thief. However, by other fellow outlaws, poor people, and common people he is seen as a hero and a leader. It can be seen when the Tinker arrives and he states,"Now I love thee as my brother, my bully blade,’ said the Tinker, ‘else I would not tell thee my news; for sly am I, man, and I have in hand a grave undertaking that doth call for all my wits, for I come to seek a bold outlaw that men, hereabouts, call Robin Hood. " This shows that the Tinker thinks of Robin Hood as an outlaw and an evil person. However, by his friends and others, he is seen as brave. This can be seen in page 15 where the story states,"But now the distant twigs and branches rustled with the coming of men, and suddenly a score or two of good stout yeomen, all clad in Lincoln green, burst from out the covert, with merry Will Stutely at their head. ‘Good master,’ cried Will, ‘how is this? Truly thou art all wet from head to foot, and that to the very skin.’ ‘Why, marry,’ answered jolly Robin, ‘yon stout fellow hath tumbled me neck and crop into the water and hath given me a drubbing beside'" This shows that when Robin Hood calls for help, they answer him and he is seen as a leader by his other mates.
An important scene in the story The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle is in the Rising Action and it states,"This same Robin Hood, of whom, I wot, I never heard before, is a right merry blade, but gin he be strong, am not I stronger? And gin he be sly, am not I slyer? Now by the bright eyes of Nan o’ the Mill, and by mine own name and that’s Wat o’ the Crabstaff, and by mine own mother’s son, and that’s myself, will I, even I, Wat o’ the Crabstaff, meet this same sturdy rogue, and gin he mind not the seal of our glorious sovereign King Harry, and the warrant of the good Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, I will so bruise, beat, and bemaul his pate that he shall never move finger or toe again! " This is important because it is when the Tinker states that he can and will hunt down Robin Hood. It complicates the conflict because
December 2,2016Reading Log #5 Topic #4: Literary Elements and Devices
In the story The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Robert Pyle, many literary elements and devices were used. One device used by the author was imagery. Imagery is very descriptive and figurative language that allows the reader to feel as if they can see and feel what is going on. An example of imagery used by the author is in page 16 and he states,"Then he chose the stoutest bow among them all, next to Robin’s own, and a straight gray goose shaft, well-feathered and smooth, and stepping to the mark—while all the band, sitting or lying upon the greensward, watched to see him shoot—he drew the arrow to his cheek and loosed the shaft right deftly, sending it so straight down the path that it clove the mark in the very center.(pg. 16)" This was used to describe how Will prepared for his shot and it described how his arrow moved and how it hit the target. An element used by the author was narrative. A narrative is a spoken account of events or stories. It can be seen that the story is told in a narratve method in the first sentence because it states,"In Merry England in the time of old, when good King Henry the Second ruled the land, there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham Town, a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood.(pg.1)" You can conclude that it is a narrative point of view because the narrator started imtroducing the setting and backdrop of the story. Those are literary elements and devices used in Robin Hood.
Monday, October 24, Reading Log #4 Option#2 -Conflict
The main conflict is Robin Hood is being tracked down by the Sheriff of Nottingham after Robin Hood killed the man who was his objective. It is shown why the Sheriff of Nottingham is after Robin Hood and it states,"The Sheriff of Nottingham swore that he himself would bring this knave Robin Hood to justice, and for two reasons: first, because he wanted the two hundred pounds, and next, because the forester that Robin Hood had killed was of kin to him"(9). This means that because Robin Hood killed the outlaw that the Sheriff was after, Robin then became the target of the Sheriff of Nottingham. This is a personal conflict between The Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood and is external due to the fact that it involves Robin Hood and The Sheriff physically battling and going after each other. In response to the conflict, Robin Hood joins groups of other outlaws with the same motives as Robin Hood to help him achieve his goal. For example, after uniting five people the story states,"Some had been turned out of their inheritance, that their 10 The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood farms might be added to the King’s lands in Sherwood Forest; some had been despoiled by a great baron or a rich abbot or a powerful esquire— all, for one cause or another, had come to Sherwood to escape wrong and oppression. So, in all that year, fivescore or more good stout yeomen gathered about Robin Hood, and chose him to be their leader and chief"(10). This means that all were chosen because they all had in common that they were oppressed by the King. This brought them all together to band against the King.
Monday, October 24, Reading Log #3, Topic #1-Character
The characters in the book,"The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" are Robin Hood, the protagonist, steals from the rich in order to give back to the poor people who were abused by the King's unfair laws. During his adventures, he meets a gang of people who were just like him. Robin is haughty because he likes to go around challenging others to duels, arrogantly bragging about how good he is. For Example, before challenging a stranger, Robin states, "I will baste thy hide right merrily, my good fellow”; then, aloud, ‘Lo, here is my good staff, lusty and tough. Now wait my coming, an thou darest, and meet me an thou fearest not"(13). In other words, Robin says that he will beat him with his staff, and says to battle him with no fear. Moreover, Robin Hood is a static character because he decides to no matter what sticks to his rules and does not attempt to change it. This can be seen where Robin states his motto and it states,"They vowed that even as they themselves had been despoiled they would despoil their oppressors, whether baron, abbot, knight, or squire, and that from each they would take that which had been wrung from the poor by unjust taxes, or land rents, or in wrongful fines. But to the poor folk they would give a helping hand in need and trouble, and would return to them that which had been unjustly taken from them. Besides this, they swore never to harm a child nor to wrong a woman, be she maid, wife, or widow"(10). This shows Robin will steal from the rich and give to the poor and never break this swear, showing he will stay static.
The main conflict is that “The Death Eaters” a group led by evil wizards and Voldemort, go to the campsite Harry and the Weasleys, the family of Harry’s best friend and begin to set fire to tents. This is a conflict and not an event because it continued and The Dark Mark was then put into the sky, which means that Voldemort has returned. Harry and the Weasleys react to the conflict by running away for safety because they know what the Dark Mark means. However, Harry reacted by just following because he did not know what The Dark Mark meant. This conflict is situational because it involves all the Weasleys to run and it has the Weasleys and the Ministry of Magic to end up meeting. They are then accused of summoning the Dark Mark and disagreement arises between The Ministry of Magic and Harry, Hermione and The Weasleys. An example is,”At first Harry thought it was another leprechaun formation. Then he realized that it was a colossal skull, comprised of what looked like emerald stars, with a serpent protruding from it’s mouth like a tongue. As they watched, it rose higher and higher, blazing in a haze of greenish smoke, etched against the black sky like a new constellation. Suddenly, the wood all around them erupted with screams.” This was the moment when The Dark Mark appeared in the sky and the reaction to it by the campers in the woods. Harry’s reaction to the situation is,””What’s the matter?” Harry said, startled to see her face so white and terrified. “It’s the Dark Mark Harry!” Hermione moaned, pulling him as hard as she could.”You-Know-Who’s sign!”.”This shows Harry’s reaction to the Dark Mark appearing. It shows that Harry did not know the meaning of The Dark Mark while Hermione, his friend is pale of fear at the sight of the symbol.
Thursday, September 20,2016 Reading Log #1- Characters
In the book “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” the main character is a 14 year old boy named Harry Potter who attends Hogwarts and is considered “The Chosen One “. He attends with his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry is brave and heroic.The text even stated,”Voldemort had then turned his wand on Harry; he had performed the curse that disposed of many full-grown witches and wizards in his steady rise to power- and, incredibly, it had not worked.Instead of killing the small boy, the curse had rebounded upon Voldemort.(pg. 20)” Harry is a dynamic character because throughout the books he has become a stronger wizard and his personality and life has changed upon his enrollment in Hogwarts. An example of how Harry’s life changed is,”It had been enough of a shock for Harry to discover, on his eleventh birthday, that he was a wizard; it had been even more disconcerting to find out that everyone in the hidden Wizarding world knew his name.(pg. 20)” This shows how Harry went from being an ordinary person who was unpopular to being a wizard who is known by everyone throughout the wizarding world.