The idea of Love from the Highwayman ("one kiss my bonny sweetheart…
The idea of Love from the Highwayman
"one kiss my bonny sweetheart
Before the Highway man leaves he promises her he will be back before the morning light and promises her he will bring something back for her
He tells her to watch for him for he will be back
Bess knows she is in deep trouble because the love that her and the highwayman share is a forbidden type of love
Bess sacrifices herself for the highwayman
Test Evidence: Shattered her breast in the moonlight and warned him with her death.
Bess does the ultimate sacrifice.
Dies so that he can keep living
That failed because the highwayman wanted to avenge her death, yet he died as well.
Red Ribbon used to tie the loveknot
Red symbolizes love
Symbolizes the Highway man and Bess's love for one another
" Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair."
Coincidentally, Bess is plaiting a LOVE-KNOT when her LOVER, the Highwayman, comes up to meet her. Maybe the author planned this moment to hint of how great their love actually is for one another
Love is a Important Idea in the highwayman
The idea of love is shown by:
The Ultimate Sacrifice
love is an important idea in the highwayman
It talks about sacrificing your life for the people you love
When Bess and The highwayman die for each other, it leads us to wonder how far we will go for one another in love