Analysis Of Robert Frost 's ' Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets ' Essay

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J. K. Rowling, a highly appraised author, stated “It is our choices […] that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” (Rowling 331) in her best-selling novel “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” The notion that our actions define who we are is one that has been prominent in literature since before Rowling’s novels were even thought of. Specifically, Robert Frost has been implying this conviction in his poems since their creation in the early twentieth century. Additionally, Frost makes clear the idea that certain aspects of humanity influence the decision making process and therefore directly impacting the image of who a person truly is. "Acquainted with the Night," "The Road Not Taken," and "Fire and Ice" each reveal Robert Frost’s thoughts on a different aspect of human nature and how these aspects influence the way humans make decisions. Frost 's views on the effect of human nature on choice are revealed in the last three lines of "Acquainted with the Night": "One luminary clock against the sky / Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. / I have been one acquainted with the night" (12-14). In this excerpt from the poem, the moon indicates to the speaker that it is not the right or wrong time, implying that it is up to the speaker to decide whether or not to take action. The aspect of human nature that is highlighted in this poem is the tendency of man to wait for a "sign" or for the time to be "right" before taking action against the current

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