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Choices In Robert Frost´S "The Road Not Taken" And "Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening"

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In the two poems “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Forest the poems draw the considering of making choices in life. In both poems the speaker is in a serious position where he has to choose between two paths. “The Road Not Taken” the speaker has two paths in front of him and he has to choose one. While in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” the speaker is looking for a life with no struggles wishing he can just stay isolated, but at the end he has to go back to his responsibilities. Our daily basis lives requires decision making and many of us may find themselves torn between two choices. In the two poems the speakers were also torn between two ...view middle of the document...

Even the animal is able to realize that standing in the frozen cold in the woods is not the best thing to do. The author is showing here the choice between death and responsibilities. The horse is a reminder of the world he is leaving.The two speakers were wasting time in being hesitant in their choices.
Unlike the poems the speakers had different type of decisions to make. In “The Road Not Taken” the speaker had to make a big decision in his life. He is in the middle of the woods and had come across a fork in the road. To carry on the speaker has to pick a path to take. The road split is a symbol of the choices we have to make in life. The speaker doesn’t know what lays at the end of those two paths. When making a decision we rarely know what the outcome would be. As the speaker displays “looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth” even though he did attempt to see where one of the paths leads he couldn’t see. Making choices has never been easy especially when we don’t know if it’s going to end in success or failure. On the other hand, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” the speaker is admiring the woods. He describes the woods as “lovely, dark, and deep,” but he states that “he...

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