The legendary figure of Robin Hood has remained a part of the historical culture from the past 600 years. Being an outlaw, he was restricted to appear in those places where well – established society is present. According to the medieval age chronicles presented by Andrew and Bower (), the existence of Robin Hood was a real one, and should be accepted. Robin Hood did not have any pedigree in literature, and always successfully appeared in all those situations, where he was required. In an urge to save poor and steal from rich, Robin Hood became popular. His popularity further grew in accordance to his deals. Furthermore, the concept of Robin Hood has confusing notions because there is no real – life evidence of the same.
This has probed scholars to find concrete evidence that can prove the reality or unreal perspective of this legend. In addition, the stories of Robin Hood that started emerging in 1820, prominently established a unique trend. The appeal of Robin Hood did not have any limitations with the novels. And so, in this century, there were various operas, songs, dramas that could reasonably imitate the figure of Robin Hood. There were various compilations of different tales revolving around Robin depicting that the character has immense sensitivity and could align a new interest in the society.
The stories of Robin Hood getting famous and the notion of fiction or reality, in relation to Robin also getting famous, helped in forming a perception of this figure which led towards Robin Hood’s popularity. There can be another reason that may have contribution towards Robin Hood’s popularity, and it was the affinity that people had in the medieval time, in relation to Robin Hood. It does not become very shocking to believe that a paradox is created through the noble character of Robin Hood, which contributes to the tales of Robin Hood appearing in various literature forms.