He knows that he will be inaccurate, at best, or hypocritical, at worst, when he holds his life up as an example. The theme conveyed is about making choices. A nonconformist chooses the path less taken, which in its way makes his decisions about actions quite dependent on the choices others make Shott. However, Frost is very optimistic. American identity encourages individualism; it is emphasized to be who you are and to freely express oneself.
In the last stanza of the poem, we learn that the narrator never does go back to check out that other road because the one he did choose took him in a different direction. Many people before him had taken the road he did not select, and it is possible that we can look at that road as being the easy way out. We've all been faced with challenging decisions in our lives, and sometimes the difficulty of making those decisions arises from the fear of not knowing if what we choose is right, or what will happen as a result of our choice. This realization is ironic and poignantly pathetic. Each decision we make is like a turn in the road, and choosing what to do with our lives can be like choosing which turn to take at a fork in the road.
This person has come to a crossroads in their life and has two options to choose from. Somewhere in the back of his mind will remain the image of yellow woods and two equally leafy paths. Just think about what has happened when men and women have boldly gone where no men and women have gone before. While Frost might have just been lucky with his words, his choices allows readers to stimulate their mind into thinking. The flexible iambic meter has four strong beats to the line.
Frost uses the road as a metaphor for the journey of life. Robert Frost writes about a theme of individualism, and it comes down to being able to choose between the two roads, which seems to be an indecisive conclusion. However, Frost does not limit himself to stereotypical pastoral themes such as sheep and shepherds. In some cases, the isolation is a far more destructive force. The choices that he makes in his life, can alter the future for better or worse. The poem makes us think about choice we must make in life.
Both roads seems very similar, and their differences are unknown in the present time. Some of the other themes include, not following the crowd, trying new things, and standing for something. This poem starts with the author walking through the woods. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference Family Friend Poems has made every effort to respect copyright laws with respect to the poems posted here. This ability to escape rationality and indulge in the liberation of imagination is limited to the years of childhood.
All of us reach a crucial point in life when we must make a right choice. It can lead to a great discovery, success, prosperity, or happiness. I found that the yellow in the first line represented that the future the writer was facing was bright and warm regardless of his choice. GradeSaver, 12 May 2009 Web. When the early settlers first arrived to the colonies, they had to be creative with how to start a new life in the wilderness.
He is interested in the paradox of life. Frost was an educator and poet. I stuck to my guns, took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Think of the expression, 'down the road', that we often use to describe something that might happen months or even years from now, and you'll see how Frost is making the connection between life and traveling. The death of the child is tragic, but inability of the husband and wife to communicate with each other and express their grief about the loss is what ultimately destroys the marriage.
This implies that this seemingly casual and inconsequential choice is likely to be a crucial commitment. Maybe you've had to choose between two equally desirable things, like following a career path to become an astronaut or a doctor. He must make a decision. The poem ends with the following lines: 'Two roads diverged in a wood and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. He had written it mocking one of his fellow writing acquaintances because of indecision incidents his acquaintance had made while they would go on walks together. The crossroads is represented by a forked path that leads through a forest.