Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken

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In the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, the speaker walks in a forest during fall, and he comes upon a fork in the road that splits into two opposite paths. One road appears to be less traveled on, while the other appears more traveled. The speaker describes and contemplates his options, but he decides to take the road less traveled on. Because of his decision, the speaker laments in line 20 that his decision “has made all the difference” (20). Frost uses this metaphor to show how people make important decisions with weight on each side, and how their final choice affects them. The meaning of Frost’s poem is similar to the book Night by Elie Wiesel. Elie explains why he and his family do not leave when they have many opportunities or untraveled roads. The first opportunity the Jews receive occurs before their town of Sighet is taken over by the Nazis of Germany. Elie presents the idea to follow Moishe the Beadle’s advice to leave while they can. Moishe is a captured survivor from Sighet who tries to warn the Jews of the Germans who will come for them soon. Elie suggests to his father that they should liquidate all of their belongings and escape the danger. Another opportunity that arises happens when a friend of Elie Wiesel’s father knocks on their outside house window. Their window is knocked on to…show more content…
Elie and his family are presented with multiple opportunities to escape the Germans and a torturous life they know lies ahead. Elie’s father, though, will not leave. He uses multiple excuses to avoid leaving. Elie Wiesel’s father, like the speaker in Frost’s poem, realizes that he takes the wrong road and regrets his decision. Elie’s father feels sorry he takes the road less traveled, shown when he _____. “______” (__). Both Elie’s father and Frost acknowledge their mistakes for following the wrong road, and both regret their
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