The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Setting & Symbolism

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Sherwood Forest

When Robin Hood kills a man he decides to retreat to Sherwood Forest. It is a place not well know and few people venture into its depths. Under a greenwood tree he makes his home upon a bed of ferns, and the forest becomes the home of his band of merry men. While the area has a great deal of rain, the author tells the reader that he will not mention that, but only describe the beautiful bright blue sky and floating white clouds, the green trees and grasses, and the colorful flowers beside the many sparkling, clear brooks.

Dirt paths run through the forest's depths, and Sherwood is described as a beautiful place free from worries or cares where Robin and his men roam freely, shooting deer to eat and creating feasts from the other natural foods abundant there. The men often have sporting events...

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