Analysis Of The Highway Man By Langston Hughes

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What do you wait for? We all get stuck. No matter who we are or where we hail from. Everyone has that moment where you get on the wrong bus. What I mean to say is, every man, woman, and non-binary person has been caught in a sticky situation. It could be that you promised someone you would meet them somewhere but you’ve been grounded. Or maybe as a person you have a hard time saying no and then you get into a bad place with bad people. Perhaps you are still trapped in a sticky situation. The question is what are you going to do about it? Are you just going to sit on the bleachers completing the point of existence or will you do something? Time isn 't going to stop for you so what are you doing to pull across the finish line? When looking…show more content…
We all know that is not the way to live. Taking the warning-like poem into heart there are things it says you can do when you need a map or need a way out.

“The Highwayman” written by Alfred Noyes, has many themes that can be applied to it but I believe that the connectable theme between itself, dreams, and my own life. Enter Bess’s mind. She knows three things. One, she loved the highwayman. Two, if the highwayman came back now he would be killed by the red coats. Three, she has to do something about it. There is no way Bess can save him by running up and warning him. She can’t yell out for her moth is bound. Time won’t stop for Bess. There is no miracle that could give her a golden ticket to solve all problems. No genji in a bottle for her to poof away the problems. That is fantasy. Bess knows that. So what can she do? After all she is but one person, no one with great authority or strength. That doesn’t mean she cant make a difference. That doesn’t mean Bess can not try. So she did something. Bess shot herself in an act of extraordinary sacrifice. The highwayman goes away, saved by her. When Bess was on the bleachers, she would not sit there, and watch what she cared about fall. No, she fought valiantly in the battle of life, dying with honor.

The common theme that connected theses two individual works literature shows to be present in my own life. An example that can appeal to this claim happened at school.
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