Road Not Taken, Robert Frost

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Michael Maddox English 101 Burstrem October 7, 2009 The Road Not Taken Life is full of choices and decisions that could ultimately change the outcome of our lives. In the poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, a traveler is destined to make that decision. This traveler man has to decide which road to take, one that is frequently traveled, and the one that is not. After contemplating which road to follow, he comes to the decision to take the road less traveled because he doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of others. Instead, he decides to be an individual. When coming to a fork in the road, this traveler knew he “could not travel both” (line 2). As this man chooses the “road less traveled by,” Frost implies…show more content…
He is relieved because he has broken the trend and is doing something different and is following everyone else down the same boring road. So as this man reached the fork in the road and saw these roads, one frequently traveled and one not traveled, he was faced with a decision. This decision wasn’t just to decide where he was going that day but where he was going with his life. He ended up breaking the trend of taking a road that is constantly traveled and took the one not taken. Through this man’s eyes he feels it was the right choice for him and in the end he was happy and was doing what he loved to do, which is all that matters in life. So after reading this, one can say that the character in this poem is actually the author himself, Robert Frost, and that he traveled the road not taken. In the poem, The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, there is a traveler on a journey who comes to a fork in the road and is deciding which road to take. There are two roads, one that is frequently traveled, and the other that is not. As this man is stopped at this fork in the road, he ends up taking the road less traveled because he doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of others but find something new and go somewhere where others don’t dare

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