Table of Contents
- 1 Why did the soldiers tie up Bess?
- 2 What causes the troops to set a trap for the highwayman?
- 3 Where do the soldiers tie Bess?
- 4 Who was to blame for the tragedy in the poem the highwayman?
- 5 How did the redcoats find out about Bess and the highwaymen?
- 6 Why does the highwayman hurry back to the inn after he hears that Bess has died *?
- 7 What happens to Bess the landlord’s daughter in the highwayman?
- 8 Was the highwayman a hero or a villain?
Why did the soldiers tie up Bess?
It begins with a violation of the landlord himself: the soldiers barge into the inn and take his ale. More important, the red-coats gag and tie up Bess—an action that is deliberately suggestive of sexual violence.
What causes the troops to set a trap for the highwayman?
The red coats come marching in to set a trap for the highwayman. They know that he will return for his love, Bess, the innkeeper’s daughter. So, the soldiers plan to use her to get to the highwayman. The soldiers are very disrespectful and do not care who they hurt.
Where do the soldiers tie Bess?
Bess is tied up with a gun at her chest, and she wriggles around until she has her finger on the trigger.
Who is Bess in the highwayman?
The poem, set in 18th-century rural England, tells the story of an unnamed highwayman who is in love with Bess, a landlord’s daughter. Betrayed to the authorities by Tim, a jealous ostler, the highwayman escapes ambush when Bess sacrifices her life to warn him.
What is Tim’s motive or reason for betraying Bess?
It is implied in the poem that Tim told the redcoats of the highwayman’s love for Bess. What is Tim’s motive, or reason for betraying Bess? It is said, “but he loved the landlord’s daughter”. This shows that Tim is also in love with Bess and is jealous of the relationship she has with the highwayman.
Who was to blame for the tragedy in the poem the highwayman?
In “The Highwayman,” Tim the ostler is primarily to blame for the tragedy of the death of the highwayman and his lover Bess, because he overhears the highwayman’s plans and informs the authorities.
How did the redcoats find out about Bess and the highwaymen?
In the poem, how did the redcoats know that the highwayman would be coming to see Bess? It was probably common knowledge in the town. Tim the ostler had told them. They followed him many times.
Why does the highwayman hurry back to the inn after he hears that Bess has died *?
Why do you think the highwayman was hurrying back toward the inn after hearing that Bess had died? He wanted to get revenge against those responsible for her death.
What did the Highwayman promise Bess?
The highwayman tells Bess that he’s going out to make a robbery, but should be back before morning. He promises her that, even if he has to go on the run, he’ll return to her the next night: I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way!
What does Highwayman promise Bess?
What does the highwayman promise Bess? He tells her he will come for her by morning. “But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light”. It is implied in the poem that Tim told the redcoats of the highwayman’s love for Bess.
What happens to Bess the landlord’s daughter in the highwayman?
Bowed, with her head o’er the musket, drenched with her own blood! How Bess, the landlord’s daughter, The landlord’s black-eyed daughter, Had watched for her love in the moonlight, and died in the darkness there.
Was the highwayman a hero or a villain?
The redcoats are villains and the Highwayman is the hero.