Comparing 'The Lesson' and 'The Road Not Taken'

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Topic of the paper Introduction Certain choices are made by the individuals and in most of the cases; choices are based on the surroundings of the individuals. One of the main aims of the paper is to compare and contrast two characters from selected short stories. The first character is Sylvia from "The Lesson" written by Toni Cade Bambara and the Narrator from the poem written by Robert Frost "The Road Not Taken". The reason to compare Sylvia and The Narrator is to compare the choices made by an individual. The Lesson is a short story about a family of African American children. The children are cousins to each other, living in a low class neighborhood. Miss Moore is the tutor to these cousins. None of these from the family of cousins cared for Miss Moore. One day all children with Miss Moore hired a cab to Fifth Avenue. All these were gathered outside a toy store looking at the toys. All the children were confused and feeling out of place. Miss Moore asked the children about their experience. Sugar, one of the children commented on the amount of food consumed by all in one year that equals the price of one sailboat toy at the store. Sylvia, another important character does not like Sugar's comments and tries to stop her until Sugar pushes Sylvia off. Sugar believes that there is no democracy in the country in the presence of such inequity. The main aim of the story was to show economic inequity in the society in the 1960s. Sylvia, a born leader and an optimist, is
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