This is going to be really quick post (because #time) but before this wonderful Robin Hood week ends, I wanted to dedicate a post to one of the things that influences my love for the BBC Robin Hood characters. I've already touched on this in both of my defense posts, but I'll state it again.
I love how real these characters are.
They all have struggles, failings, and flaws that sometimes make me horrified of them or heartbroken for them. But these struggles are also very relatable, to some degree or another.
Robin, our hero himself, is vain. He struggles with his desire for glory, his need to be loved.
Marian battles her pride and her stubborn refusal to acknowledge when she needs help.
Allan lets his jealousy and greed lead him to betray his closest friends.
Much is ridiculously annoying and gluttonous and selfish and entirely void of tact.
Will's desire for justice can quickly turn to burning revenge.
John is burdened by his past, and his anger at himself can sometimes flare up against his friends.
Djaq lets her fear hold her back from being honest about her feelings for Will.
Roy ran away from home, neglecting his mother and leaving her to wonder if he was alive or dead.
Kate is a self righteous, annoying brat.
Guy's failings would take too long to list, but he's murdered and done all sorts of atrocious acts.
Archer lives according to his own desires and pleasures, without a care for anyone but himself.
They do change.
Marian learns humility and the art of working within a team.
Allan redeems himself and is faithful to the very end, even when his friends abandon him.
Much proves, time and again, that he's a true hero by risking everything for the friends he loves.
Will channels his anger into helping others.
John is the first to notice when someone is hurting, and the first to try and help.
Djaq finds courage in the darkest moments to do what she never dared do before.
Roy sacrifices himself to save others, including the mother he so long neglected.
Kate fights to protect those she loves.
Guy finds that true power comes from forgiveness...for others...and for himself.
Archer finds himself drawn to helping a cause with completely unselfish motives.
And that's why I love these guys. <3
PS. Olivia, thank you SO much for this wonderful Robin Hood week, dear friend!!! *hugs*