Essay on Robert Frost: Design

1376 Words May 8th, 2012 6 Pages
Written by Robert Frost, “Design” is a deeply philosophical poem that understands something too big to be understood by taking a small piece and understanding it and linking it to the universe at large, answers many of the largest questions that surround the universe while recognizing those questions may potentially be unanswerable, addresses the Argument from Design and the belief in a creator, describes the two concepts of Design, which can be metaphorically categorized both as an “engineering” term describing a rational plan for the universe or an “artistic” term describing an irrational plan for the universe, and the conflict of ambiguity. Robert Frost acknowledges the issues of human freedom, the purpose of God’s creation, and the …show more content…
Questions such as the mind of God, the existence of evil, and human limits- that is, through freedom and truth. Therefore, he uses mechanics to describe cosms. Small says the universe is too big and this is a piece in which you can fully understand. Using a microcosm, the etymology of "appall" not only symbolizes ambiguity, but death and silence. Therefore, appall tells us Frost is horrified. If God will remain silent, then he is not the God of love Frost thought he was. The meaning of "Design" aroused partly from the Argument from Design- the first philosophical proof of the existence of God. The Argument from Design states that the existence of a clock implies the existence of a creator. It is almost like saying that nature exhibits complexity, order, adaptation, purpose, and/or beauty, which cannot be explained by random or accidental processes, but only as a product of mind. Therefore, there exists a mind that has produced or is producing nature. This creator, or supreme being, would be defined as "God", which proves that God exists. This suggests that we can come to know God through his works, but we are not certain that we can learn about God from the poem. The Argument describes that the concept of design is at complete odds with that of ambiguity, which suggests a universe of confusion and uncertainty with no visible rational plan or order. It describes that all things that are designed were intended, purposed, or contrived. This

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