The Road Not Taken


The speaker in this poem talks about two roads, and his decision in which road to take. In his choice, he decides to take the road less traveled, the one that the majority had not taken. The author, Robert Frost, did not want to be one to follow the crowd. Therefore, he went down the road he thought would be best, although it had not been traveled by the majority of people before him. He states that the passing of travelers “had worn them really about the same,” meaning that the two roads were the same, only the majority traveled the road with more wear. The final reason he gives for making the decision is that he doubted he would ever return to the same spot. He did not want to miss anything that he would have if he had gone down the road that the majority of other travelers had taken. By doing this, he was able to explore where not many travelers had gone before; instead of following everyone else he decide to be a leader, making the decision by himself of which path to take. In conclusion, Robert Frost makes a good point in his poem stating that you should not make decisions based on how other people did, but on how you feel in the situation.