Analysis on “The Road Not Taken” – Robert Frost
The poem “The Road Not Taken” corresponds to many themes of the play Romeo and Juliet. The first line of the play says, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” To me, this first line corresponds to the differences between both the Capulets and the Montagues. As we all know, these two families did not get along very well. The Capulets especially had a problem with the Montagues because they did not want their daughter to marry Romeo, who was a Montague. The poem also describes choices. Both Romeo and Juliet face many hard choices in their life. I think that Juliet particularly had to make the most choices. She was forced to decide whether she wanted to pretend to be dead in order to escape marrying Paris. Romeo also had to decide whether or not he truly wanted to marry Juliet.
“The Road Not Taken” also describes other themes such as individuality and “taking a chance.” In the play Romeo and Juliet, in a way, Juliet had to fight for individuality. Her parents wanted her to marry Juliet very badly and for her not to she wanted to be an individual that can make her own decisions. “Taking a chance” was one of the largest things Juliet had to do in the play. She took the huge chance of pretending to be dead, hoping that Romeo would receive the news to retrieve her from the grave. She also faced the chance of the Friar lying to her in order to escape being punished for note telling anyone he married Romeo to Juliet.
The last interesting aspect of the poem is that the first three stanzas rhyme; however, the last stanza does not rhyme. I find this quite interesting because throughout the whole beginning of Romeo and Juliet there was not that much action between Romeo and Juliet, as in there were no deaths of either of them and most of the drama was between their families. Finally, in the fourth and fifth acts of the play, there was a lot of action going on for both Romeo and Juliet. As one can see,...