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What happened to Bess in the highwayman?

What happened to Bess in the highwayman?

Betrayed to the authorities by Tim, a jealous ostler, the highwayman escapes ambush when Bess sacrifices her life by shooting her chest to warn him. Learning of her death, he dies in a futile attempt at revenge, shot down on the highway.

Where did Highwayman die?

Bienville Parish

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.

What does the moonlight symbolize in the highwayman?

Symbolism. When Bess heard the dead man say “look for me by moonlight; watch for me by moonlight; i’ll come to the by moonlight, though hell should bar the way”, this is foreshadowing that the highwayman is going to die.

Which best explains how Bess warn the highwayman of danger in the highwayman?

Which best explains how Bess warns the Highwayman of danger in “The Highwayman”? She shouts out to him as he rides up the road. She sacrifices her own life.

What does the highwayman do when he hears Bess warning?

When Bess hears the highwayman approaching, she warns him by shooting herself; he hears the gunshot and escapes. The soldiers pursue him, however, and he, too, is killed. The poem is notable for the way in which it reverses our expectations concerning light and dark imagery.

What finally happened to the highwayman?

Answer: Betrayed to the authorities by Tim, a jealous ostler, the highwayman escapes ambush when Bess sacrifices her life to warn him. Learning of her death, he dies in a futile attempt at revenge, shot down on the highway. In the final stanza, the ghosts of the lovers meet again on winter nights.

Why does the highwayman hurry back to the inn after he hears that Bess has died?

In the poem, why was the Highwayman hurrying back toward the inn after hearing that Bess died? He wanted revenge on those responsible for her death.