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The Theme in The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

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The Theme in "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost In "The Road Not Taken," by Robert Frost, there are many themes in the poem. A theme can be described as fundamental, universal and explored in the whole story. Two of the themes out of many are that you must stand up for what you believe is right and that you must make important decisions in life sooner or later. The first theme is that you should stand up for yourself. This is shown when it says, "Then the other, as just as fair, and having perhaps the better claim because it was grassy and wanted wear." In these three lines, the character took a risk, standing up for what he or she believed in by taking the path that was not usually taken by people who came to the "Two roads that diverged in a yellow wood." ...read more.


Standing up for what you believe in is a theme since it is explored throughout the story shown by the many examples throughout the story. It is also accepted as an universal concept. The second theme is that you must make important decisions in life sooner or later. This is shown when it says, "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could." The character could not change the two paths into one path and had to take one. This is just like I reality. The road can be related to as life while the two roads that the path turned into can be decisions. ...read more.


Thus, in the poem, decisions are important no matter what they are just like this decision was important to the character. Therefore, as shown in the poem, decisions are important and are unavoidable, meaning you have to make them sooner or later. Having to make important decisions sooner or later is a theme because it is mentioned over and over again in the story and can be accepted as a fundamental concept throughout the world. Therefore, the themes in "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, the themes are that you should stand up for yourself and that you must make important decisions in your life sooner or later. These two themes match the definition of a them which is accepted as universal, is fundamental and is explored throughout the whole story, or in this case, a poem. ...read more.

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