Discussion Questions
1. What is the symbolism of Sweeney Todd’s odd eye in the ballad of Sweeney Todd?

2. Explain the relationship between Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.

3. What fueled Sweeny’s revenge was it his hatred for the judge or his love for his family?

4. Is Sweeny really a demon barber?

5. What do you think would have happened if Sweeney Todd realized that he kicked his daughter out of his shop?

6. Why do you think Steven Sondheim wrote such a dark play?

7. Why did the main character change his name to Sweeney Todd?

8. What does Sweeney Todd’s razor symbolize?

9. Does Sweeney support the sailors love for his daughter?

10. Is the sailor and Joahnna’s love real or just children’s love?

Douglas R.
Brian H.
Ossama B.