The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost: When Making Life Choices Goes Bad

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When Making Life Choices Goes Bad When it comes to making life decisions in your life, you have to make the best one that’s going to benefit you in your future. Although being a leader and creating your own path is a challenge but you can still differentiate yourself from people. Robert Frost “The Road Not Taken” is poem which the title has significant meaning to it because it’s an unpopular option. Robert Frost uses two roads as a representation of life choices that we make in “The Road Not Taken”. For example, if a person chooses one major, the person is not choosing another. In relating to the poem, the drifter is not likely to return to the other road after the decision is made. Robert Frost “The Road Not Taken” is an expression of his …show more content…
Some critics might agree with the poem “The Road Not Taken” and other might view it different. Both critical essays Robert Frost: Or, the Spiritual Drifter as a Poet” by Yvor Winter and “From Woods to Stars: A Pattern of Imagery in Robert Frost 's Poetry” by John Ogilive may have totally opposite opinions from each other. Yvor Winter thought it could have been better ““for example, is the poem of a man whom one might fairly call a spiritual drifter; and a spiritual drifter is unlikely to have either the intelligence or the energy to become a major poet. Yet the poem has definite virtues, and these should not be overlooked. In the first place, spiritual drifters exist, they are real; and although their decisions may not be comprehensible, their predicament is comprehensible. The poem renders the experience of such a person, and renders the uncertain melancholy of his plight. Had Frost been a more intelligent man, he might have seen that the plight of the spiritual drifter was not inevitable; he might have judged it in the light of a more comprehensive wisdom. Had he done this, he might have written a greater poem. But his poem is good as far as it goes; the trouble is that it does not go far enough, it is incomplete, and it puts on the reader a burden of critical intelligence which ought to be borne by the poet.” Readers can conclude that Yvor Winter wanted Robert Frost to be deep than just using a drifter to that make life decisions in a dark

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