The Theme Of Theme In Desert Places, By Robert Frost

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In American Literature, we have read poems and short stories that deal with multiple themes. One of the themes I noticed is loneliness. The theme of loneliness is when the one of the characters feel the sense of isolation and alone. I noticed this type of theme in various stories such as “Desert Places”. Desert Places is a poem written by Robert Frost. In this story, the setting takes place in a wintry countryside while the narrator is traveling throughout the landscape. In the poem, the narrator was comparing his loneliness to wintry landscape with detailed lines. In the first stanza, he described the scenery as darkness and coldness with lines such as “Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast In a field I looked into going past (American…show more content…
At the end of the second stanza and the beginning of the third stanza, he kept repeating the word “loneliness” to give the reader a clear knowledge that he is lonely. In the third stanza, he became more descriptive with the scenery by the snow as “A bleaker whiteness of benighted snow”. Another theme I noticed in American Literature is independence. This theme related to the characters that try to find independence and try to look for themselves without any guidance. One of the stories that have this theme is “Where are you going, Where have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Bates. In this story, it followed a fifteen year old girl named Connie. During the story, she had conflict with her mother who felt that Connie was obsessed with her looks and Connie felt that her mother is jealous of her looks because she still young and her mother is not. In the story, Connie used…show more content…
“How Far She Went” is a short story that took place in a farm in the summer of the 1970s. The two main characters in the story are the grandmother and the granddaughter. Similar to the relationship between the mother and Connie from the previous story, the granddaughter and grandmother didn’t get along as well. In the beginning of the story when the grandmother asked the granddaughter to help her to pull the weeds, she would throw a tantrum and would run away until she can’t run anymore. The conflict between the grandmother and granddaughter rise when the grandmother told the granddaughter that she would stay with her when she goes back to school. When she heard this news, she ran away until she couldn’t run anymore. Also, similar to Connie from “Where Are You Going”, the granddaughter ran into a conflict with a group of bikers whom her grandmother did not approve since the little girl was underage and the men were a lot older. Later that night, the bikers harassed both the grandmother and granddaughter by ramming them off the road. This short story related to the theme of independence by the granddaughter wanted to leave her grandmother’s farm. In this story, when she ran away, she didn’t ran away that far because she would come back home. She was still dependant of her grandmother despite wanting independence. Similar irony but with a twist, when they were being harassed by the group of bikers,
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