By using symbolism to metaphorically represent the two choices and the difficulty of the narrators decision, Frost illustrates to his audience that the right choice may not always be clear. However, Frost uses tone to show that even though the narrator was unsure of his decision at first, it all worked out in the end. The theme of life decisions is so relatable to its audience because everyone faces a difficult at some point, and Frost makes the point that hard decisions are a part of life, as are doubt and regret, but making the most out of the circumstances is the best way to be pleased with the outcome.
“The Road Not Taken” clearly depicts a situation where a person had to decide upon a choice between two paths. At first both paths were thought as equal by narrator, but the author develops a way of thinking that the narrator went thorough to make the final decision. By using imagery; symbolism; point of view; structure; rhythm, and meter; and diction, and tone the author constructs a sense of a journey through the person’s mind and how the perplexity of making a decision can affect the outcome. All in all, though all of the twist and turns of the poem, a major lesson can be learned; and that is to always make the right decision and you are the ultimate decider of your own
It helps the reader understand why he choose the path he took. The fork at the road represents the speaker’s life. The title “The Road Not Taken” means that not all choices that one comes to are going to be easy and not all are going to be the right choice, but one has to make them at some point in life. When it comes to difficult situations like this it its not always best to take the one more traveled but the one best for them, but choose wisely.
Thus, he tried to choose in wh... ... middle of paper ... ...his life. He asserts that paths in life can be the same, and each has positive and negative characteristics. Frost used the metaphor of a traveler who goes in the woods, and needs to decide in which road he should go next when enters a crossroad. Similarly, in life a person needs to decide in which path he should go when he tries to choose the better one. However, no one can really know which one is better.
The poem entitled “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is perhaps one of the most well-known poems to date. Frost’s poem explores the different paths and choices individuals are presented with throughout their life, which can later influence their lives significantly more than originally anticipated. Specifically, Frost describes a fork in the road at which the narrator must choose between two very different paths with varying outcomes. “The Road Not Taken” emphasizes the importance of taking the less traveled road through Frost’s usage of a wide range of literary devices. “The Road Not Taken” suggests that individuals should fully experience the process of making a choice before reaching a decision as that one single choice may later have
As the poem is read, one cannot help but be pulled into the questions of which road will be chosen, how they differ, and what will become of the traveler. Perhaps some hope to find guidance for their own journeys by seeking answers in Frost's work. According to Michael Meyer, "The speaker's reflections about his choice are as central to an understanding of the poem as the choice itself." (97) Frost himself admits, "it's a tricky poem, very tricky." (Pack 10) In the opening stanza, Frost describes coming to a point during a walk along a rural road that diverges into two separate, yet similar paths.
When speaker comes to a fork road, a decision needs to be made. Both paths are different and choosing the right one will depend on his past experience. It is this way that he chooses to decide where he is going to travel. Throughout this poem, it is obvious that decisions are not easy to make, and each decision will lead him down a different road to travel. In any case however, this poem clearly demonstrates Frost’s belief that it is the road that speaker chooses that makes him who he is.
Does the situation change the gravity of choices? Robert Frost’s poems “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” present the idea of human nature and life as a struggle to decide between two paths and whether or not it will prove successful in the end. In “The Road Not Taken,” the narrator has two roads, or two options, and must decide which one to choose despite the difficulty of them both being equal in opportunity based on the narrator saying “Though as for that the passing there / Had worn them really about the same.” “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” deals with the narrator having the difficult choice of finding his own peace or confronting and going back to his social obligations. Both poems show the struggles
Symbolism in "The Road not Taken" is when making a decision in life is compared to the fork in the road that the speaker comes upon. Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” show the readers similar struggles of life. “The Road Not Taken” is about taking control of one’s life and living it aside from how others live theirs. While “Stopping by Woods on Snowy Evening” shows the desire for rest. Sometimes people regret the possibilities of the road not chosen, sometimes people feel proud about the road that they
Decisions in Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken Throughout our lives we are faced with a number of important decisions, decisions that determine an unseen future. The choices, though often virtually identical, lead to different destinies and often leave us asking "what if?" There are not always signs telling us the way to go or the choice to make; we must find out what lies ahead for ourselves. In his "The Road Not Taken," Robert Frost relates to the reader such a choice, symbolic, perhaps of any major decision in life. The traveler in Frost's poem must blindly decide between two similar paths, and this decision greatly affects his life thereafter.