Road Not Taken Essay

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Critical essay for “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, Because it was grassy and wanted wear: Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same. And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.      Every human throughout the course of their…show more content…
This road represents life’s easy way out. Because it has been more traveled by, it is a much more common and predictable way of going through life. For the most part, if this road is chosen the outcome is predetermined and the traveler can rest at ease with the knowledge of the direction his life is heading. Everyone in life is presented the more common path. Many say the world is made up of leaders and followers. The followers take this path because it is the popular and easy way of achieving simple goals. The other, however, is covered with tall grass and has few trail marks or footprints. This is the road the writer decides to take, which, I believe shows remarkable things about his personality. The people that avoid following group ideas and patterns are the people more likely to create change and make a difference in the world we live in. These people are willing to take chances and accept the consequences, should they fail. These people, for the most part are proud and creative. This world would be a completely different place if we were without risk takers. Every great achievement in history occurred because someone decided to take a different direction in order to create change. I greatly admire the writer for this and he should become something everyone strives to become. I think the reason people in general take the easier path is because it helps them feel secure and aware of what the future

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