Essay on Robert Frost?s ?The Road Not Taken

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Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” can be understood in various ways. The mood, attitude, and mindset of the reader predispose their thoughts towards the poem’s true meaning. The title of the Frost’s poem suggests that it is about decisions and obstacles in life and how people should handle them. Frost is voicing his opinion, saying that whatever path or decision making we make or do, one day, will be the key factor in your future tomorrow and thereafter. Almost every human being experiences life’s bumpy road journey and Frost indicates in his poem that there are never just one single path to take; instead it is like a complex maze.
     A traveler comes upon "two roads diversified in a yellow wood"
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When contemplating what decision to make the traveler wants to “…Look down one path as far as I could,” (Frost 719) attempting to see the future of the chose path and reap its benefits. The traveler must choose a way that will determine the rest of his life and the obstacles that are included with it.
     The traveler comes to a conclusion and chooses a path that gives him a better feeling about his future life journey. This certain path provided a more positive outlook because it is the one that "was grassy and wanted wear" (Frost 719). The traveler chooses the path that only a few personas would dare to do. Frost demonstrates the personality and the type of person the traveler is. The traveler is an independent person, who is daring, adventurous, and wants to explore the unknown.
     The traveler finds out that he is not the only one going this way, and that others have worn almost the same path. Frost is saying that both paths were equally taken by other people. Afterwards the traveler observes that "…Morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black" ( Frost 719). Frost is indicating that leaves had fallen and that when he says no step had trodden black, he is indicating that it has been a long time since someone took this path. Frost is indirectly giving a

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