Depression In Robert Frost's 'Acquainted With The Night'

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How do you deal with a close loved one dying? Do you write like Robert Frost did? Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost demonstrates that constant depression along with hopelessness shows that no one has or will ever care or help him. The poem Acquainted with the night shows him being constantly depressed. Evidence to support this is, “I have passed by the watchman on his beat And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.” (2. 5-6). This supports the fact that the narrator is constantly depressed because he is so depressed that he doesn’t want to talk to anyone due to his depression and it also means that he doesn’t think that anyone would understand his depression. Acquainted with the night shows him always being depression. The poem Acquainted with the night shows that the narrator is hopeless. Evidence to support this is, “I have been one acquainted with the night” (1. 1). This…show more content…
Evidence to support this is, “When far away an interrupted cry Came over houses from another street, But not to call me back or say good-bye;” (3. 8-10). This supports the fact that the narrator is uncared for because he recognizes that he hears an, “interrupted cry,” over, “houses from another street,” and then remembers that there is no one home wanting him. This ties to my answer because if someone cared for him then he would’ve reacted differently, such as calling back or going to the source of the noise. The poem shows Frost being uncared for. In conclusion the poem Acquainted with the night shows that the narrator is constantly depressed, hopeless, and uncared for. The narrator is constantly depressed and won’t talk to anyone due to it. Next the narrator is hopeless and familiar with darkness. Also, the narrator is uncared for and knows it. Maybe if we don’t think that our lives are the worst then we could be happier. Robert Frost lived in darkness because he thought that his life was the worst

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