Robert Nochez's Reviews > The Highwayman
Robert Nochez's review
Mar 05, 2015
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes is an awesome poem that is weird at first, but once you understand it, you can see why it is truly a work of art. The whole poem is about a beautiful couple, the Highwayman and Bess. The Highwayman has gone on a run to steal, and has left Bess all alone in her Dad's property. While gone, the red coats have came due to Tim telling them about where the Highwayman lives. He did this, since he secretly loves Bess. When the red coats raided their home, Bess makes a sacrifice in order to warn the Highwayman. He doesn't accept it, so the Highwayman rushes home in order to get revenge on those who threatened his one true love. This doesn't go well since he ends up getting shot. But yet, they still relive this moment. When reading, I get an image of the characters and they seem real. This poem did exactly this and brought Bess, the Highwayman, and Tim to life. Due to the describing words of the Highwayman, I get a mental picture of him. A tall man that is wearing a claret, velvet vest. Although there is little dialogue, the lines that the Highwayman says, makes him seem like a person that cares about others more than he cares about himself. The actions of him, also prove that he cares more about others. This is because he rushed to the house, without even thinking about what would happen to him. This whole poem has told me an important story that is about a man who deeply loves his girlfriend. And this has made my caring about others different.
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March 5, 2015 – Shelved