Psychological Approach In The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

740 Words3 Pages

The scientific study of the mind of a persona provides readers with a new key to the understanding of character. There are those who say that critics using the psychoanalytic approach treat literature somewhat like information about purchasers in therapy. Actually, I tend to believe that psychological approach is the best method for analyzing "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. I have tried to examine, what are the obvious and hidden motives that cause character 's behavior and speech? How purposeful is this information with regard to the character 's psychological condition? What is important in analyzing and understanding the character? The chosen poem has confused audiences literally from the beginning. The complication with understanding of "The Road Not Taken" starts, appropriately enough, with its title. Revoke the poem 's conclusion: ″Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -/ I took the one less traveler by, / And that has made all the difference.″ these are not only the poem 's best – admitted lines, but the ones that gain what most readers take to be its central image: a lonely path that we take at tremendos risk, possibly for great reward. So lucid is that image that many readers simply conclude that the poem is called ″The Road Less Traveled″ are extremely typical, and even accomplished critics routinely refer to the poem by its most famous line. But David Orr argues, the road not taken, of course, is the road one did not take – which means that the title

Show More
Open Document