Hi, need to submit a 1500 words paper on the topic The Issues of Major Life Choice: Frost and Adrienne. Faulkner and Frost have spoken of choice as a chance to shape their future and to decide how they want to be responsible for their actions.
Frost necessarily puts stresses on the fact that once a choice is made, it turns into one’s destiny. But it is necessary to make one’s choice rather than suffering in hesitation that Sarty suffers from in “Barn Burning”. Eventually, it appears that both Faulkner’s and Frost’s concepts of choice are complementary to each. This complementary role of both of Faulkner’s and Frost’s “choice” is evident in the fact that the indecision in taking any decision or making any choice that Faulkner’s protagonist, Sarty, suffers has been outlawed by the speaker’s calculative approach to making choice in Frost’s “The Road not Taken”. As Grimes says in an article,
Frost claims that he wrote this poem about his friend Edward Thomas, with whom he had walked many times in the woods near London. Frost has said that while walking, they would come to different paths and choosing one….might have missed by not taking the other path. (Grimes)
Frost’s approach to the determination of choice in life is individualistic. It is the individual that will decide whether the path of life he or she chooses is right for her. As the speaker (the poet) in the poem “The Road not Taken” says, “TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, / And sorry I could not travel both” (Frost, “The Road Not Taken”), life, may offer an individual multiple options out of which he or she has to choose one. It is totally up to the individual whether the option is good for him or her, or not. In the long run, what consequences one’s choice may bring is vividly evident in Abner Snopes’ character. .