Robert Frost is known in literature as an artist who displays the nature as something breathtaking. However, despite the nature motifs, the verse “The road not taken” sounds philosophically.
The poem “The road not taken” by Robert Frost is much more than just a relation about a traveler; it is full of philosophical messages to the readers. In his frank and sincere poem Robert Forts focuses on the problem of choice of human life. The reader is captured by the author’s idea of making the choice from the beginning of the poem. The author stands in a wood, and two different ways are opened before him. Analyzing both these paths, the traveler would like to try every way because he knows that the despite the other road is really about the same, the two ways differ. There are not identical choices in human life. One cannot travel two different directions once. The choice should be made, no matter how difficult it may be. In the last sentence, Frost concludes “that has made all the difference” and it is an open ending. The author leaves food for meditation for every reader. It is the mystery whether the author’s decision to choose such a way was true or wrong, and how he can be sure that he did correctly. However, it is clearly stated that everyone is the architect of his own fortunes as well as every one should make the most crucial choices himself. Author chooses the path that was less taken and shows that a person should not be afraid of difficulties of life.
There are a lot of symbols in this poem. The dark wood symbolizes the life, where one, obviously, cannot predict the future. The roads are the symbols of the various situations of the human life, when the person should make a choice.
In conclusion, it should be said that the poem demonstrates deep human feelings. People must make decisions consciously or unconsciously every day of their life. The value of this poem is that Frost encourages readers to believe in their own strength.