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Hero and Leander Study Questions

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  1. What's the name of narrow strait that Leander has to swim across?
  2. If you were Leander, would you have swum out into the storm? Why, or why not?
  3. What might Hero's light symbolize? Explain your answer.
  4. Compare and contrast Leander with Shakespeare's Romeo and Hero with Juliet.
  5. If you were making a movie of this story, what modern actors would you cast? Explain your picks.
  6. 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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