The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost In Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," (reprinted in Laurence Perrine and Thomas R. Arp, Sound and Senses, 8th ed. [San Diego: Harcourt, 1992] 23) the speaker stands in the woods, considering a fork in the road. Both ways are equally worn, and equally overlaid with un-trodden leaves. The speaker chooses one, telling himself that he will take the other another day. Yet he knows it is unlikely that he will have the opportunity to do so.
In his short story "Young Goodman Brown," the main character Goodman Brown goes off into the woods and undergoes what will be a life changing experience. "Young Goodman Brown," was written in the nineteenth century but is undoubtedly set in the seventeenth century, and for the early Americans in this time period the forest was a symbol of the test of strength, courage, and endurance. It took a lot of courage to survive there, and the young person entering the forest would not emerge the same. But the story is more symbolic than realistic, and the dangers that Goodman Brown encounters in the forest are not Indians or bears; they are dangers of the spirit. It is no accident that such an experience should have taken place in the forest, because there is a long and extremely profound tradition in American literature where experiences of this nature haven taken place in forest settings.
Sure, scientists would like to better understand the situation, which would require long term studies, but these studies are impractical and almost impossible to perform. We simply can not wait a year to see the effects (if any) the longhorn beetle has, because as with any infestations, humans find it difficult to sit on their hands and watch: especially when a major natural resource, such as trees, is involved. Another scientific uncertainty is that nature is diverse, and understanding is always tentative. Since Point Pleasant Park is isolated in its location by being surrounded by water on three sides and the city on the fourth, it is unlike almost all other forests in the nearby area. Perhaps stronger trees in the wild are better able to cope with the beetle, and also the fact the forest contains more beetle predators, like woodpeckers and other birds, unlike the unique conditions that prevail in the park.
Mark Luccarilli gives a concise review of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods that is published in Terrain.org Issue No. 5 in autumn of 1999. Throughout his review he mentions many times that Benton MacKaye’s original ideas for the Appalachian Trail have not been implemented and that the trail itself could be considered a failure by MacKaye’s terms. Luccarilli acknowledges the fact that the United States, as a whole has failed to create a middle ground incorporating agriculture and nature, and he also explicitly states that, “The notion of a pastoral city may strike us as utopian folly at its height” (Luccarilli 2). I strongly disagree with the notion that pastoral cities are folly, as it has been shown throughout history that urbanization and agriculture can come together to find a happy medium.
Meretricious- “apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity” A word that has special significance to the story is Step 2: Setting The story begins with Lena Grove traveling to find the man who impregnated her, though the story primarily takes place in Jefferson, Mississippi. An exact time period is not given, although we can make an educated guess that it occurs sometime in the 1920s, we know this due to the fact that is takes place during the Prohibition period. This particular setting is important to the character because it taints the way that Joe Christmas is viewed. The time and place is extremely important because of the history that occurred during this time. Step 3: Plot and Structure A pregnant... ... middle of paper ... ...icular choice for this writing style.
Nobody imagined that he would go on an adventure and disappear in a couple months. He needed the money at the time, started working for a while, and then headed back on the road. He never gave them his social security number, because he did not want to leave any evidence or for the detective to find him. Krakauer used that quote to show emotion and to let the readers know that Chris surely wished... ... middle of paper ... ...complishes this by indicating the attributes of realism. While both philosophies of Realism and Transcendentalism exist in Into the Wild, Realist is the real focus for Jon Krakauer.
In this short story, the underlying theme that is never actually stated by Hemingway is the fact that Nick Adams is home from the war and has realized that everything is not how he remembered it and everything seems to have drastically changed. From surface view, or the tip of the iceberg, it seems that the story is simplistic and is about a man traveling through nature on his own. Looking deep down, the main point to take out of this story is how hard it is being in war and returning home. Hemingway not only employs the Iceberg Theory by never mentioning the word “war,” but also writes in his very simplistic style. Rather than using a lot of dialogue which is found in “Hills Like White Elephants,” Hemingway instead describes all of Nick Adams actions while wandering around on his own.
With little introduction, or warning, the book reels into Joe's past, catching the reader totally unaware and throwing off the entire continuity of the book. Faulkner's desire for unity and coherence in the pattern is not as strong as is his desire for truth to individual response (Reed, p.123). Thus Lena is a frame, she serves only to accentuate Christmas's story, by contrast. Faulkner demands the reader follow, and realize this. So we now see Christmas's childhood.
Try to imagine what it would be like to live in a society where there was absolutely no knowledge of the past. Everything that is written is based on past evidence. Differences in historical interpretations can also be influenced by contextual changes over time. It can be argued that we are able to look back on events and re-evaluate them objectively. As Reuben Abel stated,"History is far from being exclusively scientific or factual; it is also in large part creative...The historian, like the novelist, tells a story..." (174).
The outfit of Robin Hood has however been slightly manipulated because the clothes he is depicted wearing had not even been designed until hundreds of years after his life span. The mysteries behind the legendary Robin Hood are endless. The major components to consider while looking into Robin Hoods past involves, his myths, similar outlaws, and the truth behind the legend. In order to find the original Robin Hood, all the different myths have to be acknowledged and discarded until it can be narrowed... ... middle of paper ... ... the same theme: the ability to bring justice to a society that has been wronged by its rulers. The legend has become more of an idea that has been passed through many generations.