Grieving In Robert Frost's Home Burial

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“Home Burial,” the title itself has a sad demeanor towards it. Frost, however, did an excellent job revealing the two kinds of grief in a collapsing marriage. The poem is a heated argument upon what grieving, or in this case, mourning is between a husband and wife over the death of their child. It is also about a wife’s insecurities and how she takes them out on her husband. The husband’s, whose name is unknown, composure over the death of his child is brief. He had his moment and moved on with life. From what I understood, he buried his child. He took the responsibility upon himself and no one else to bury his child, which makes me think he is a farmer. Why a farmer? Maybe because he took his spade and shoveled into the earth furiously expressing …show more content…
As if their entire world is broken or even gone, therefore time sits still. Not only does time sit still, but hatred boils to the surface as does blame. Which is why Amy is bothered by her husband’s hard-heartedness. For he had failed to notice only shortly after why his wife was grieving, which makes me think that some time has passed after that event occurred. From a different viewpoint, the husband is trying to act like an adhesive to try and make the marriage work. His fault is failing to understand why his wife is so distraught. Due to his failure he starts to act overdramatic about his wife’s feelings, which is common in even modern day marriages. “‘I shall laugh the worst laugh I ever laughed. I’m cursed. God, if I don’t believe I’m cursed.’” (Frost, p. 357, lines 91-92). Common in a sense that communication is skewed to misunderstandings. Relationships, or in their case, marriages are all about communication and the establishment of who is standing on which ground. If there is no communication, then there is no working relationship. Amy continues to argue with her husband until she threatens to

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