Plot Synopsis

When presumed-dead billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns home to Starling City after five years stranded on a remote island in the Pacific, he hides the changes the experience had on him, while secretly seeking reconciliation with his ex, Laurel. By day he picks up where he left off, playing the carefree philanderer he used to be, but at night he dons the alter ego of Arrow and works to right the wrongs of his family and restore the city to its former glory. Complicating his mission is Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, who is determined to put the vigilante behind bars.

Source - Wikipedia



“... but the thinking of the Tradition usually proceeds under the banner of a permanent Arthurian Land, continually revisited for enjoying intemporal ecstasies” (p. 72)

Robin Hood is constantly revisited, maybe because it is an easy, fully developed story to reproduce, or maybe for the merit’s of the differences in each recreation. Every revisitation contains the tradition of Robin Hood.


“With only a slight distortion, one is asked to celebrate, on this earth of virile, brute force, the glories of a new Aryanism” (p. 69).

Whether it’s the flashbacks to Oliver’s past, or his intense fights, there is some intense violence in this show. It’s used to make the audience feel bad for Oliver, then admire him for his strength and the vehemence of his quest for revenge, and then maybe be a little scared.



The most obvious trope in this show is it's root in the Robin Hood stories of old. There are equivalents to many characters in the original stories, such as Laurel and the maid Marian