"Robin Hood's" Maid Marian
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This paper explains that there have been numerous "Robin Hood" movies, but the 1938 version created a new standard for the swashbuckling genre against which to judge various versions of Robin Hood legend. The author points out that character of Maid Marian, the love interest of Robin Hood, has undergone many modifications and enhancements over the years, being portrayed either as a meek and timid member of the royal family or as a strong and royal woman. The paper demonstrates that, in 1938 version of the film, Maid Marian was portrayed as strong-willed woman with a regal attitude, responsible for Robin's rescue at a critical point in the movie.
From the Paper:"This dialogue indicates that Marian was portrayed as a woman with a mind of her own who didn't want others to make decisions for her. Unlike the 1922 version in which Maid Marian didn't even know what her role was in the movie; Enid Bennett, who played the part later recalled, in this version, Havilland knew where she stood in the movie and that is what gave her character strength and meaning. This is how one writer presents the view of Bennett on her role in 1922 version of the film: "Lady Marian Fitzwalter (Enid Bennett) served as Robin Hood's romantic interest and is rescued by Robin Hood in time to end the film in his arms. As Bennett noted years later, she did not have much to do, or know exactly what she was supposed to be doing, but she did enjoy doing it." "
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