He is based on the DC Comics character of the same name. In season one, Oliver returns to Starling City after being presumed dead for five years, shipwrecked on the remote island of Lian Yu following the loss of his family yacht. He lives a dual life—rich playboy by day and vigilante by night, targeting individuals whose names appear in a notebook given to him by his now-deceased father, Robert Queen. He struggles to find a balance between his quest and reconnecting with his family his sister Thea Queen and mother Moira Queen and friends best friend Tommy Merlyn and ex-girlfriend Laurel Lance.
Apr 09, Werner rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of historical fiction in the Romantic style Shelves: A lot of it I consciously remembered; much of it I recalled once reminded, and some of it was like a new book to me. The Goodreads description is somewhat sensationalized; but the plot does indeed involve war, murder past and presentrevenge, shipwreck, and love which, if not exactly "forbidden," certainly has a lot of obstacles.
It also involves derring-do, disguise and concealed identity, outlaws, secret passages and peepholes, elements of mystery, treachery and mortal danger. The whole mix is written in good Romantic style, with its frank appeal to emotional engagement from the reader.
Many modern readers are stymied by his approximate reproduction of 15th-century dialogue; but for me, this was actually easier to understand than the Scots dialect of Kidnapped and the nautical terminology of Treasure Island.
The date here is May January not stated directly in the text, but inferred from a reference to the death of the Yorkist leader in battle --Richard, Duke of York was killed in the battle of Wakefield in December, ; at that time, the younger Richard was an eight-year-old child.
In fairness to Stevenson, he noted the discrepancy himself in a footnote; but if he wanted that character to beit might have been better to move the date of the story to In fact, though, while nobody would argue that Richard was a saint neither were any of the other political leaders of that day the weight of historical evidence is that he was far less malevolent than More and Shakespeare depicted him.
Other criticisms, IMO, are less justified.
Comparisons between Ellis Duckworth and Robin Hood are inevitable for modern readers, since both are leaders of outlaw bands, living in the woods, using arrows, and at odds with the nasty and powerful local establishment. But while modern pop culture clearly ascribes exclusive title to that territory to Robin Hood, 19th-century British writers and readers were aware that outlawry was a persistent feature of the English scene for centuries after Robin Hood; far from being anachronistic, the social conditions of the Wars of the Roses, with their displacement of the poor and opportunities for legalized plunder by the powerful, were well calculated to mass produce bands of angry and vengeful outlaws with plenty of grievances.
And in the s, arrows are still their projectile weapons of choice, and the forest their natural refuge. Related to this, no one can deny the influence of Sir Walter Scott on every Romantic historical novelist who followed him, Stevenson included. On the contrary, the differences between the two novels are much more significant than the similarities.
The latter realityof course, is clearly recognized in the book; the villains here are anything but honorable and chivalrous, and things like the summary hanging of prisoners and the sack of Shoreby are realistic for the time, but far from chivalrous.
Other words for "chivalry," in this sense, would be "honor" and "personal integrity. I discovered it in my school library. But I personally would characterize this more as an adult novel that happens to have teen protagonists, and that teen readers could enjoy, rather than as a YA novel that some adults could enjoy.Aug 08, · The analysis also attempted to categorize the messages by topic.
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Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Black Arrow is the story of a young man’s maturation during the mid-fifteenth century, when England was torn by thirty years of civil war, known as the Wars of the.
Arrow is a American television series which can be classified in the action adventure genre. The central character is Oliver Queen a playboy billionaire who was lost at sea when his yacht capsized and had to struggle for survival for five years alone on an uncharted island.
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