The Road Not Taken Summary

Robert Frost was a huge risk-taker. Instead of taking the more traveled path, he took the slightly overgrown one. Phew! Slow down, Rob; we can't keep up with you!

American Literature20th-Century American Literature
All American Literature
AuthorMcCarthy - Cormac McCarthy
FormNovel
LanguageEnglish Language
LiteratureAmerican Literature
ThemesChoices
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans
Man and the Natural World

Transcript

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Would I regret not going with something grittier like "That one time I wore new

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shoes on a walk and got really bad blisters" I guess the grass is always

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greener on the other path.

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Or is it brownish yellowish Argh this is so hard My worst case of indecision

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happened when I was going for a walk in a forest and I came to

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a fork in the road.

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I stepped over it and there were two pathways in front of me.

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My GPS didn't work way out here in the boonies so I didn't have any

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guidance to tell me which route to take.

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Candidate A was a fine looking specimen with appealing scenery and no visible predators.

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Candidate B looked pretty great too and it seemed wilder and overgrown like it hadnt

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been landscaped for a while.

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But now that I looked closer Road A also seemed to be untamed by the

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sneakers of man.

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Or at least I couldnt see too many Cheetos wrappers on the ground.

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I decided to settle this in a mature reasonable manner.

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I could always come back another time and take Road A.

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Anytime I wanted to.

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Although I wasnt really doing much walking now that I had my Fat-burnatron 2000.

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and the forecast was calling for rain and my fantasy football league was in full swing.

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So I didnt really have time for another relationship.

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And it's not like I was going to hurt the roads feelings or anything Oh well.

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What's done is done.

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And this road is great We've had some really good times together.

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But I can't help thinking about that other road.

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I know someday I'll be sitting in my armchair boring my kids with What Ifs

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What if I had taken that first road Maybe I would have discovered a doorway

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to another dimension or a new species of feral guinea pig I guess I'll never NOTE end of file