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

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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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.

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teacherpirate | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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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.

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jensibrown | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

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That could fall into the category of an adventure story.

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miro905 | eNotes Newbie

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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.