Over the course of the second semester, many important texts were read. Each short story and poem had their own themes and messages to share. Depending on how you personally read each text, some may stick out more than others, but all just as important as the other. Important as in to each author, their message is significant to themselves. We as a class definitely got a lot of reading of different texts this semester so there were many to choose from that should be considered the most important. The three most important texts of the semester were Carry your own Skis by Lian Dolan, Dreams by Langston Hughes, and The Road not Taken by Robert Frost because they all have very important messages.
To start, a very important text of the semester was Carry your own Skis by Lian Dolan because it teaches about the importance of responsibility. The short story tells of two sisters who learned to ski when they were younger. When they grew up, they taught all of ...view middle of the document...
This theme is very important as life itself is centered on people’s dream. New inventions would not be brought forth if the dream was locked in the mind of the inventor. In Dreams Langston Hughes shares, “Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” This statement is very true as the dreams are so close to coming true, but will never get there. Once someone lets go of a dream, it is lost forever and people can never benefit from the joy it could’ve once brought to everyone, or the dreamer them self. It is clearly very important to hold fast to your dream which is why this poem was such an important text of the semester.
To finish, a message of making your own decisions is shown in The Road not Taken by Robert Frost. This is important for many reasons. The poem explains of two roads that are split and the author has to decide which road to take. In the poem The Road not Taken, Robert Frost states, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” In life, so many people are going to take the wrong path. Many are leaders to go the wrong way, and so many more are followers because they are too scared to make the right decision. In most situations, the road that is traveled the most is not the greatest path to take, as it could be labeled as the ways of the world. Many people need to realize it is ok to make your own decision because all people can tell the difference between right and wrong. I love how the poem states that choosing that path has made all the difference, because in life it truly will.
We read many important poems and short stories in this past semester. There were definitely some major points that everyone needed to hear and these texts mentioned before are queen examples of great messages that we read. All the themes of these writings need to be heard and shared. All authors write with a purpose, but I feel that these authors had a true message that they wanted to get out and make people aware of. Overall, these three texts were the most important to me throughout the past semester.
Carry your own skis, dream, the road not taken