by Alfred Noyes
The Highwayman Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Do you think the choice Bess makes is stupid or inspiring? Is love ever a good enough reason to give up your life?
- If you made a movie of this, who would you cast as the highwayman? How about Bess?
- Have you ever admired a criminal? Do you think it's OK to make robbers into heroes?
- Why do you think people tell ghost stories? Is the ghost story in this poem meant to make us scared? Happy? Sad?
- How do you feel about tragic stories? Would you switch this ending for a happy one if you could?
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