Uncertainty In Robert Frost's Hypocrisy

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The speaker predicts his own future uncertainty. He realizes that he will be inaccurate, at best, or hypocritical, at worst, when he holds his life up as an example for others to follow. The man dreads his future and his potential hypocrisy and this is shown in lines 16 and 17 when Frost writes “I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere in the ages and ages hence:” the sigh meaning that the man will regret never having never know the other path. In fact, he predicts that a future version of himself will betray this moment of decision as if the betrayal were unavoidable. Even as he makes a choice, one he is forced to make if decides to make progress and not stand forever at this fork in the road, one for which he has no true influences or
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