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Since the beginning of time there have been heroes Some heroes maybe fictional and some heroes maybe actual true to life heroes who have been a hero to their people or a hero to their country In the Anglo-Saxon period which took place about 600 BC and spanned over six centuries there was the hero Beowulf who saved his group of people from a horrific monster named Grendel In the Medieval Period Robin hood and King Arthur were portrayed as the heroic individuals Even though living in the same time period Robin Hood and King Arthur had many attributes that were not alike and they also had a variety of attributes that were similar The Robin Hood Ballads are the type ballad that epitomizes the exemplary English yeoman Robin Hood is well mannered Self-respecting chivalrous devout and carefree hero As a defender of the weak and an enemy of the oppressor Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor An example of this can be seen when Robin approaches a young man and ask him if he had any money the young man replied I have no money but five shillings and a ring that I have kept seven long years to have it at my wedding The young man was supposed to marry a young maid the day before however the maid was taken to be a knights delight Robin asked the young man how he would repay him if he got the maid back for the young man whose name was Allen-a-Dale Allen-a-Dale stated no gold no fee I will swear upon a book a servant to be Robin Hood went on to gain the maid back and give her to Allen-a-dale Robin Hoods Heroism was shown by his supporters his actions and his men Little John the side kick to Robin supported Robin Hood and did anything Robin wanted him to
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