Making Choices: Leart Frost, And The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

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Life is all about making choices. Always do the best to make the right ones, and always do the best to learn from the wrong ones. The poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling and “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, both talked about the importance of making choices in life. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” the poet mentioned how he had a choice of picking two roads to travel on, he chose the road less travelled by and he was happy with the choice he made. In the poem “If” a father advised his son to trust himself; be patient; be independent and to be wise when making a choice because his choice will affect who he becomes in the future. “If” and “The Road Not Taken” both expressed their ideas in different ways and point of views about how choices…show more content…
“The Road Not Taken” signified a difficult choice in a person’s life that could offer him the hard way out into life. There is no assurance of what lies ahead; if there will be success or sorrows. A person has to take risks on making up his/her mind about which way to choose because this is the first step of heading into success or failure. The narrator believed that his choice offered him the hard way out into life and “that [the choice] made all the difference” because he knew “how ways leads on to way” and that the road travelled by others might be the easy way out. The poet showed that choosing the harder path gave the narrator the fulfilment he sought. Meanwhile the father in “If” addressed his son on how to achieve an outcome by making the right life choices. He told his son about the expectations in a ‘great man’, being strong and courageous and that he does not always needs to “look too good, nor talk too wise” but rather staying humble and intelligent. Furthermore, he also told his son that sometimes the outcome of his choice is not always what he will expect and that he has to try again and “hold on” to what he believes in. The father taught his son how to get the outcome he desires but at the same time how to act when nothing goes the way he plans. “The Road Not Taken” and “If” both showed different ways and struggles of making choices and the outcomes that come

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