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why does he chose another way?

 

anuj s #191917
Jul 03, 2011 8:11 PM

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why does he chose another way?
 

tracey l #96417
Jul 03, 2011 10:29 PM

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In 'The Road not taken', the narrator contemplates both roads for a time before making his choice, based on the fact that one way seems to have had less people use it -

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

It could be suggested that a slightly less familiar road could have held more mystery and promise. However, as the narrator tells us, each path clearly held an alternative direction as his choice made 'all the difference'.

Source(s): 'The Road not Taken' - Robert Frost

 

tracey l #96417
Sep 10, 2011 5:10 PM

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In 'The Road not taken', the narrator contemplates both roads for a time before making his choice, based on the fact that one way seems to have had less people use it -

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

It could be suggested that a slightly less familiar road could have held more mystery and promise. However, as the narrator tells us, each path clearly held an alternative direction as his choice made 'all the difference'.
 

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