Life ultimately comes down to choices that a person needs to make. Whether it is large choices ( where to go to school, what should I do with my life, who should I marry) or small choices ( What should I wear today, what should I have for breakfast this morning, should I talk to the cute girl in the corner of the cafe.). Each of these choices form the life that we live. There is not a single person that will live without them. Robert Frost understood how important the choice was. This fact is reflected in his poem “ The Road Not Taken.”
Frost shows an amount of honesty in this poem, both through the language he uses and the overall tone of the piece. In the poem we see a traveler that has come to “ Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood”. He shows the symbolism of a person coming to a point where they need to make a decision. The choices before him are not small, they will take him on two different journey’s through life. It is possible he is discovering two different careers or two different woman. Ultimately it does not matter what exactly the choices are, it is only important to see that they are there.
In Frost’s language we see a traveler unsure of which direction to take. The traveler would look “ as far as I could”. He was doing his best to try and determine what was going to happen depending on which path he took. He peered down and could not tell where the road would take him. In life a person cannot know what will happen to them. A person can make guesses, both educated and not, but they still cannot know for certain what will happen to them in life. This can be a scary thing. One does not want to make the wrong choice and go towards danger or unhappiness. A person wants to live a life full of love and happiness. How can one achieve this for certain without knowing the future?
The Traveler then looks to the second path. “ The took the other, as just as fair”. The two roads look exactly the same! The poor man is trying to make a choice that will affect him the rest of his days, and he has two choices that seem to be exactly the same....