STATE WHETHER YOU LIKE THE ENDING OF THE STORY.
RESPONSE 1 - LIKE
At the end of the story, Rassendyll returns the throne to the real King but he does not take Princess Flavia with him to England because Flavia chooses to remain in Ruritania . Flavia decides to remain in Ruritania because she too is a woman of honour and duty. She believes her true role is to lead Ruritania as their queen. She is determined that Honour must come first. Her honour compels her to stay in Ruritania as she cannot run away from her duty. She is willing to serve her country. Her determination shows us that we cannot ignore the call of duty just to fulfil our personal desires. I like the ending of the story because it teaches us that we should be dedicated to our duty and responsibility, no matter whether it is to ourselves, our king or our country. We should also be brave and we should not be thinking of ourselves only.
RESPONSE 2 - DISLIKE
I dislike the ending of the novel The Prisoner of Zenda. I think Black Michael should not have been killed but instead punished. Then, justice would have been served.
Furthermore, Rudolf and Princess Flavia have to sacrifice their love for the kingdom of Ruritania. Even though the princess does not love the King, she has to marry him. I would have preferred a happy ending where love conquers all.