Hero and Leander Study Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- What's the name of narrow strait that Leander has to swim across?
- If you were Leander, would you have swum out into the storm? Why, or why not?
- What might Hero's light symbolize? Explain your answer.
- Compare and contrast Leander with Shakespeare's Romeo and Hero with Juliet.
- If you were making a movie of this story, what modern actors would you cast? Explain your picks.
- Compare and contrast the myth of Hero of Leander with the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe. How are the two stories similar and different?
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