Critical Analysis Of The Road Not Taken

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Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” both portray making hard choices in one’s life. In both poems the speaker is in a critical situation where he has to choose between two different paths in life. After reading Robert Frost’s poem I believe his central theme is the contemplation of life decisions. All his poems relate to real life situations that people can relate to. In “The Road Not taken” the speaker chooses the alternative route in life that no one else follows, therefore showing his uniqueness and individuality while in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” the speaker seeks a life of calmness and peace, but in the end he has to return to his social obligation, which reflects his responsibility towards life.
In the poem, “The Road Not Taken”, the speaker has to make a big decision in his life. This poem is about a person who is confronted with an intersection or a fork in the road and has to choose which way to follow. The road is a symbol of the choices we make in life and our journey we go through. Frost is telling us that whatever road we choose, will lead to all the outcomes later in out life. Therefore, the speaker must evaluate his decision well in order to come up with the best choice in which he will not end up regretting. The speaker reflects his thoughts carefully as he says, “And be one traveler, long I stood and looked down as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth” (line 3-5), by giving it a proper
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