Comparing Robert Frost And Eudora Welty's A Worn Path

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By using different literary methods authors are able to give their readers a better understanding of the message behind the piece of work. Using methods such as themes and symbolism allows readers to find the underlying meaning of the story rather than just simply reading something with no meaning or emotion behind it. While reading Robert Frost’s Poem The Road Not Taken and Eudora Welty’s short story A Worn Path, people get a sense that life is a lonely place full of sacrifice at times. Although these two pieces are different, their use of symbolism gives readers a better understanding of the characters in each work and figure out their real struggles with the choices they make. Literature is meant to take its readers to another place and allow them to become part of it, whether it be a story or a poem or play. They are supposed to give the reader a sense of the life and its events that the authors want to share. Frost actually has a sense of uncertainty in his work which can make it seem more relatable to people. It makes it easier for the reader to put themselves in the other person’s…show more content…
He chose the path that was less traveled but would always wonder what the other path led to and where it would have taken him. Readers can relate to this poem because this man symbolizes every person’s desire to see the outcome from the road not taken. One stanza of 'The Road Not Taken' was written while I was sitting on a sofa in the middle of England: Was found three or four years later, and I couldn't bear not to finish it. I wasn't thinking about myself there, but about a friend who had gone off to war, a person who, whichever road he went, would be sorry he didn't go the other. He was hard on himself that way. (Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 23 Aug. 1953) Symbolism is great because it gives every reader the opportunity to make their own interpretation of literature and how they relate to the

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