He must go down one but feels he will not be able to take back his decision. He looks to see the pros and cons of each choice, and then takes the one that he says the least had traveled. He leaves the outcome up to the reader and the sigh at the end can be taken as good or bad. This leaves the reader the choice of deciding whether it is better to conform with society or rebel like Frost did and take up a less stable trade. However, there are many places to which... ... middle of paper ... ..., he is far away from the city, and the city is like a synonym for life – and one of the opposites of life is death.
Following Frost’s decision to pursue one of the roads, he continues to distrust his choice and wants to save “the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ence”. I discovered that this symbolises the influence of possibilities in life. Even if two paths appear similar, they contain subtle differences which set their outcome apart. It is the nature of humans, with our instinctive curiosity and regret that makes it complicated for a human to be entirely content with the route he or she chooses to follow in life. The simple reality that the narrator will never know what could have been or what he may have missed out on will leave him constantly wondering of the road not taken.
Ultimately, once one’s path, or decision, has been made, not only will there be no turning back, but that decision will change one’s life permanently. There will always be challenging and possibly irreversible roads ahead in one’s life. There will be difficult forks to pass with no turning back. Once those decisions are made, it will have “made all the difference”(20). In the poem “The Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost utilizes metaphors, imagery, and personification to enrich the meaning of the poem.
The speaker laments the fact that he cannot travel both paths simultaneously so that he can see the outcome of both, “Two roads diverged in a yellow road / And sorry I could not travel both” (“The Road Not Taken,” 1-2). The speaker goes on to state that, “And looked down one as far as I could” (Frost 4). The speaker gazes down the path so that he may get a glimpse of the outcome of choosing that path; however, it comes to a point that he can see no further. The speaker ultimately chooses the other path and proceeds to walk down it admiring the landscape knowing that he made the right choice for himself. The speaker goes on to reinforce the theme of choice and the outcome that it has on a person’s life, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference” (“The Road Not Taken,” 18-20).
The speaker continues to convey his message in the second stanza of ?The Road Not Taken.? In the opening line of this part of the poem, the speaker says, ?Then took the other, as just as fair.? Here, he is turning his attention to the second road... ... middle of paper ... ...ng the road he eventually chose made him the person he is. In being forced to choose and face the consequences, he was afraid to make a wrong decision. He is better off for having even made any decision at all instead of standing there, procrastinating.
The Overview of Robert Frost The 20th century was filled with poetry, and the poet of America that rose out of the others was Robert Frost. Frost was a poet that is best acknowledged for portraying nature in Vermont and New Hampshire at its finest and worst. Robert Frost was born in San Francisco on March 26, 1874, and he died in Boston on January 29, 1963. Robert Frost had a sister named Jeanie Frost, a father named William Prescott Frost Junior, and a mother named Isabelle Moodle. Robert Frost, a highly renowned poet of the twentieth century, transcribed many poems, and is regarded as the most influential poet of the American literary world.
This novel allowed Fitzgerald to become a well known literary figure. One year later he married Z... ... middle of paper ... ...gerald experienced and wrote about in fiction, heightened the impact of the American dream for individual lives.” While Fitzgerald was alive, there were a handful of critics who predicted the success of Fitzgerald’s posthumous status. F. Scott Fitzgerald lived a short life of only forty-four years. He underwent many struggles during his lifetime, including alcoholism and the marital psychological issues with his ill wife. Although he experienced many rough patches throughout his lifetime, Fitzgerald was able to become one of the most well known American Authors of the 20th century.
After dissecting the one road, the speaker takes the other path without putting as much time investigating it. He makes so... ... middle of paper ... ... cope with a difficult situation by saying he will come back to it and he seems very adamant about it by the enthusiasm and explanation point at the end of the sentence. Finally the speaker realizes that his hopes of coming back are foolish and will most likely not happen. Getting back to the path will be too difficult because “one way leads on to way” (14). The roads are all connected just like making one decision leads to making another and eventually it will be too difficult to find your way back to the beginning.
The road is not just a road it’s the symbol for the many decisions one must make in their life. “Two roads diverged in yellow wood/ And sorry I could not travel both” The traveler reaches a fork in the road in “yellow wood” suggesting it’s autumn, and he wishes he could travel both routes. He declines that ambition, and the road he selects is “the less traveled”. This automatically makes you assume he is likely someone little prone to follow the crowd. “Though as for that the passing there/ Had worn them really about the same.” He however contradicts himself clarifying that perhaps what he said about the road being less traveled may just be an illusion.
The poem is implicitly expressing the poets regret and curiosity through the use of metaphor and imagery. What Robert Frost is trying to argue is that it is difficult for a person to be completely satisfied with the choices they make in life. Frost is using metaphor to get his point across about the non-satisfaction of humans. You can see in line one, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood”, how he describes how the two roads represent a tough decision in life that must be made. He recognizes the significance of that decision and how it will aff...