Which of the following categories does this story fall into? Explain.

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amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Would you please include your categories?  THis would make the question much easier to answer.  However, Robin Hood could be categorized as an adventure, as a moral story, as a legend, and possibly even a folk tale.

teacherpirate | Student

I would categorize Robin Hood as a Legend as told by Howard Pyle.  We know the stories were around long before Pyle but he collected them into a novel, much like the Grimm Brothers did for Fairytales.

jensibrown | Student

That could fall into the category of an adventure story.

miro905 | Student

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood could be classified as a folk tale, seeing as how he is portrayed as the hero of the people. However, a condition for a true folk tale is that the original author is unknown, meaning one of the people, which makes the story a people's property.